According to reports, when Sarah Palin was the mayor of Wasilla (”the crystal meth capital of Alaska”), her administration made rape victims pay between $300 and $1,200 to administer and analyze rape kits.
Okay… what next? She shoots wolves from the air, doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is, didn’t hold a passport until last year, believes in creationism, is against Roe v Wade, has no experience. What next???
Sigh. Why didn’t he just pick her?
As one fellow blogger recently put it, “Please, people: Stop making me defend Sarah Palin.” Okay, so Oprah is not having her (or any candidate) on her show until after the election. Oprah, I understand: You’re afraid Palin will be even more well-liked than she has become among white working-class women. (Me too.) But Oprah, the time is now. Women want to hear what Palin has to say. Is she truly advocating teaching creationism in school? What other woman in the U.S. today is more fascinating (and scary)?
And could The National Enquirer please stop circulating stories about her stoner or OxyContin-snorting teenagers? I know that’s kind of a laughable suggestion. But when will the issues come to the fore? Never, I guess.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May will be allowed to appear in the Oct. 1 and 2 leaders’ debates.
However you may feel about Sarah Palin (me: insulted), it’s a fine thing that women have played such a prominent role in the 2008 U.S. presidential race. Here at home, however, it’s entirely a boy’s game. And according to pollsters, women aren’t getting much of a contact high filled with admiration from these fellas.
Now comes news that Green party Leader Elizabeth May has been excluded from participating in the televised election debates. Even Jack Layton of the NDP refused to debate with May! (He says it’s because she’s endorsed Liberals in the past.)
Now… however you may feel about the Green party, May is a credible woman with political chops who leads a party with a small but solid base of support.
Let the woman debate! Surely it will make things interesting. And maybe the presence of a respected woman like May would inspire voting women to tune in to this process.