"The Democrats underestimate Palin at great risk." --Michele Norris (NPR)
We need to focus here, folks!
The stupid commentators (are you listening Bill Maher?) who joke about Palin's inability to lead because of her gender are working against us.
Focus on the record.
--Palin is against abortion even in the case of rape, incest, or the health of the mother. (Though perhaps it is acceptable to save the life of the mother.)
--Palin is for drilling for oil in delicate ecosystems.
--Palin said we "should not be afraid" of going to war with Russia over Georgia.
--Palin does not believe in evolution.
--Palin believes in "abstinence only" sex education.
--Palin says we should not ban assault rifles.
Is that not enough?
We can also look at the serious allegations that face Palin about abuse of power, nepotism, and book banning. And we can look at the truth (or lack there of) in some of her claims. The fact that she took the money for the "bridge to nowhere" and spent it elsewhere doesn't sound as good as "Thanks, but no thanks."
We cannot afford to be swayed by a folksy demeanor and a mean-spirited sense of humor.
I know I am preaching to the choir here, but we need to talk about this. We need to forget her appearance, her voice, her many children (all of which are fodder for the pundints--pro and con--and FOCUS ON HER RECORD.
There. I'm done yelling at you.
I know I once wrote that, as a life-long feminist, I was compelled to vote for a woman with a good platform (HC). But this woman has a platform I would vote against if she were a Labrador Retriever. And believe me, I loves me some labs.