McCain's VP Sara Palin

United States
August 30, 2008 10:41am CST
Oh God, did you get a load of McCain's choice of vice president? She's a former beauty queen from Alaska named Sara Palin who's closest flirtation with politics was being mayor of a tiny hamlet in ALASKA. (I live in a small city with a larger population.) How is she going to be vice president of a nation of 300 plus million with that limited experience, President if McCain should pass away in office, which is a very real possibility?!? Presidents do die in office, Kennedy comes to mind. * This woman will not be up to dealing with that 3:00 A.M. phone call. There will be a number of those, with the global situation the way it is today. Israel and Iran are very tense, Russia is itchy, negotiations with N. Korea is delicate at best, and trade with China is tricky. * The thought of her holding the nuclear 'football' (that's the keys to all the nuclear armaments in this country in the absence of President McCain makes me shudder!) Presidents do go absent from time to time as well as die, leaving vice presidents with nuclear footballs. Surgery, illness, any number of things can leave hot potatoes in vice presidents' laps. * Joe Biden has at least been a Senator in Washington as had Obama. * I've been doing some reading on her, and I've found it very disturbing. She belongs to an ultra conservative outfit misleadingly named Feminists for Life that is anti choice for women outfit. * http://www.feministsforlife.org/index.htm * A little bit about the organization Feminists for Life http://www.alternet.org/election08/96991/sarah_palin_and_feminists_for_life/
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I haven't been impressed with what I have been reading either. I am very pro-choice and very pro-animals. Guess PETA and the pro-choice people will have a field day with her. I have seen over and over that the "dems won't be able to find dirt on her" but those two stances will make those groups run to the Democrats.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Oh Lord. The Pro Choice Crowd had better have a field day, otherwise, my instinct is that Roe V. Wade will not be the only thing that is on the line. Some of the Anti-Choice nuts are anti-birth control as well. * I feel that the following are all connected, but I don't know exactly how. It is just a nasty, dark feeling like there is a cloud coming...a new dark ages. * There is a quiet, (and some not so quiet sects) called the 'Quiverfull' movement. They are women who make as many babies as their bodies allow. * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiverfull * Arrows for the War http://www.thenation.com/doc/20061127/joyce
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I fear you are right by all means.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
31 Aug 08
ooo...please PLEASE let peta start campaigning against her/McCain and for Obama......pleeeeeeaaaase! lol
@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Sara Palin who's closest flirtation with politics was being mayor of a tiny hamlet in ALASKA um..... I do believe she is actually the Governor of the State.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
I accept your correction. * But for me, and much of America, to get that kind of info on a vice president candidate at this late date is rather asinine, don't you think? The woman is a dark horse with little to no name recognition. Consider, if McCain is elected, she is only inches from the presidency and the nuclear football.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
31 Aug 08
So it's assinine for McCain to announce her now? How assinine was it when Obama mentioned his running mate a week ago? McCain's move was strategically done. He waited till now because if he'd chosen Palin sooner Obama would have taken Hillary as a running mate to counter. Many will agree that an Obama/Clinton ticket would have been unbeatable.
• United States
9 Sep 08
The woman's gender is not at issue, her positions give me pause, as do the difficulties I had finding those positions. I can accept a Pro-Life stance. Anti-birth control is something I cannot support in any shape or form as that is simply a form of control over other people. * I have problems in protecting children (as would be done in the banning of hormonal birth control) that have not been conceived (sperm and egg have not met/egg has not implanted in uterus) when we are not taking care of all the existing children. * Palin is a member of Feminists for life, many of whom are anti-birth control of any kind! http://www.feministsforlife.org/index.htm
@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
31 Aug 08
This line of thinking is exactly why this is a brilliant choice for McCain. 1) Take a politician that no one knows. This assures that things will be different in Washington 2) Take a governor. This is the executive experience that no one else in this election has. 3) Take a woman. This is the riskiest of all the prerequisites. A woman assures the country that history will be made and everyone will be a part of history. 4) Let her stand on her own two feet. Gov. Palin has a history of standing up for what is right. She has been more than a mayor of a tiny hamlet in Alaska. She is the GOVERNOR. She beat an incumbent. The thought of her holding the football and being there at 3 AM is a comfort to me. Furthermore, a quick look at history will show that a VP stays just that during the term of the President. Yes, there are extenuating circumstances, but the chances of them becoming real are slim.
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• United States
1 Sep 08
As a woman, I do need to know just how far to the right does this conservative lean as far as her anti-choice views go? I need to know, for example, will she pass laws denying me the ability to obtain the contraception I would need to plan the size of my family? There are nuts on the right who would deny married & unmarried women that right and return us to that barefoot and pregnant status with 6 to 10 children!