2 September 2008

Giving the IQ-challenged a chance to lead

Unlike many bloggers, I have no problem with Palin's lack of experience. In a two-party system of kleptocrats and plutocrats, experience doesn't count for much. On the other hand, Palin's positions--and the fact that she could very well end up president--are scary.

She strongly supports abstinence-only sex education in schools (an odd position, since both she and her daughter got pregnant when young and unwed). She opposes abortion even in cases of rape, and as recently as 2006, supported teaching "creationism" in schools. Unlike the current president and virtually all scientists, she doesn't believe that global warming is caused by humans. And unlike those on the left and the Libertarians, she staunchly opposes the legalization of marijuana (once legal in Alaska).

Palin has linked the war to the quest for new energy supplies (some refreshing candor!), saying, "We are a nation at war and in many [ways] the reasons for war are fights over energy sources, which is nonsensical when you consider that domestically we have the supplies ready to go." The latter part of the statement is patently false and shows a complete unawareness of the fact that the U.S. has only a miniscule portion of the world's untapped oil supplies. If we elect her and McCain, it will prove once and for all that America does not discriminate against the IQ-challenged.


wunelle said...

After two terms of W, it's hard not to conclude that we are a superstitious, ignorant people who get exactly the governmental representatives we deserve.

It's not simply that W and Cheney and Rummy and McC and Palin are unworthy; it's that, by our choices, we are showing ourselves unworthy of anything better.

(Hell, I haven't gotten over the whole "freedom fries" business...)

CyberKitten said...

wunelle said: people who get exactly the governmental representatives we deserve.

Ahhh.. The wonders of democracy and majority vote.... [grin]

You know... I wouldn't be totally amazed if McC won. After all it seems that most working class people regularly vote against their own interests. Go figure - because I can't....

Karlo said...

It's true. If people voted their interests, no one would give a hoot who received the privilege of selling us gas. The American, British, and French companies squabbling over squatter's rights to Middle East oil fields would have to hire mercenaries at the going rate instead of enlisting "patriotic" young men to go fight their battles.

Comrade Kevin said...

I foresee her future unscripted moments on the campaign trail will be just as unflattering.