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Saturday, September 06, 2008

'We Don't Need No Stinking Standards'

Gloria Steinem's Op Ed really nails Palin's choice by McCain especially the part about affirmative action being about bringing more to the table not lowering the standards.

..."Palin has been honest about what she doesn't know. When asked last month about the vice presidency, she said, "I still can't answer that question until someone answers for me: What is it exactly that the VP does every day?" When asked about Iraq, she said, "I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq."

She was elected governor largely because the incumbent was unpopular, and she's won over Alaskans mostly by using unprecedented oil wealth to give a $1,200 rebate to every resident. Now she is being praised by McCain's campaign as a tax cutter, despite the fact that Alaska has no state income or sales tax. Perhaps McCain has opposed affirmative action for so long that he doesn't know it's about inviting more people to meet standards, not lowering them. Or perhaps McCain is following the Bush administration habit, as in the Justice Department, of putting a job candidate's views on "God, guns and gays" ahead of competence. The difference is that McCain is filling a job one 72-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency," ...


Anonymous said...

Palin's comments were taken out of context. She wanted to be sure the VP job was not just symbolic because she actually likes to WORK and get things done as she is known to do in Alaska.

She likely feels she can do more by remaining governor of Alaska where she enjoys 80% popularity as a result of her good governance.

Sarah for VP in '08
Sarah for President in '12

Hillary Clinton -- you're no Sarah Palin!

truthsurfer said...

Out of context? You're just lying to yourself...read the blog above...'Speaking in Togues'...Palin managed to insult educated women as well as blacks...thats lack of character and morals!