HOWEVER, just because Sarah Palin is a woman does not mean her policies and politics are good for women. In fact, she fits in quite well with More of the Same McCain and the neo-conservative base of the Republican party.
Sarah Palin is anti-choice and a member of the anti-choice Feminists for Life, opposed to gay marriage, in favor of capital punishment, a card carrying member of the NRA, in favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and a favorite of Rush Limbaugh himself. This is not change - it's just more of the same.
Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden both have solid records on the issues that are important to American women; they are both solidly pro-choice, they support equal pay and responsible sex education, and environmental legislation that will protect our children from big oil companies. There is only one ticket that stands up for American men and women this election season: Obama/Biden 08.
McCain probably thought that by picking Gov. Palin he had a bulletproof second...after all, you have to tread on eggshells with her, because the Republicans are already making any negative reporting out to be "sexism". Never mind that she's under investigation for abuse of office and ethics issues...never mind that she has less governmental experience than any of the President/Vice President contenders. Never mind that she favors a platform that is palatable only to religious extremists.
My message to Gov. Palin...you wanted to play in the big arena, you best be ready for the hard knocks. Stop hiding behind false claims of sexism, and start acknowledging that you have some real issues to address with your political resume (or lack thereof). If you want to be Vice President, be prepared to have your whole life examined under a microscope, and don't get too upset that you are already far short of being squeaky clean.
This isn't a race for mayor of a tiny Alaskan town...it's Presidential politics, and frankly, Sarah Palin...you are not ready to lead.
The above linked site is a Wiki to gather and disseminate information about the presumptive GOP VP nominee, and that pic of the two McCain buttons is a classic!
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