I religiously tuned into the DNC, and now I’m all about the RNC. My husband won’t talk about politics, and my sister (my usual politico conversationalist) is busy with her first baby, so I’m starved for some election banter.
I’m doing it — I’m opening Pandora’s box…
Let’s talk about Sarah Palin. Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, supporter of the death penalty, wants creationism taught in schools, lacks foreign policy experience, and has a pregnant 17 year old daughter. And let’s not forget the scandal regarding her ex-brother-in-law and state trooper.
She herself asked only a month ago “what is it exactly that the VP does every day?”
Now being staunchly against abortion, even in cases of rape and incest, and gay marriage may not be an issue of contention depending on your personal views, but I wonder to what extent her daughter’s pregnancy will affect conservative Americans.
Speakers from the Republican camp are calling foul on the attention placed upon Bristol Palin’s pregnancy. They contend that the lives of children of political figures should be off-limits. However, I find it hard to believe that these same speakers wouldn’t have a field day if the roles were reversed.
I’ve been watching CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, even Fox News all morning — and the consensus that I’m seeing is that John McCain may have missed the boat with this one. I’m not even sure he visited the harbor.
Regardless of whether you are a democrat or republican, liberal or conservative, what’s your take on Sarah Palin?