Sarah Palin – Holier than Thou Liar

Apparently I am not the only one who noticed.

We still don’t know a lot about Palin except that she’s better at delivering a speech than McCain and that she defends her own pregnant daughter’s right to privacy even as she would have the government intrude to police the reproductive choices of all other women. Most of the rest of the biography supplied by her and the McCain camp is fiction.

She didn’t say “no thanks” to the “Bridge to Nowhere” until after Congress had already abandoned it but given Alaska a blank check for $223 million in taxpayers’ money anyway. Far from rejecting federal pork, she hired lobbyists to secure her town a disproportionate share of earmarks ($1,000 per resident in 2002, 20 times the per capita average in other states). Though McCain claimed “she has had national security as one of her primary responsibilities,” she has never issued a single command as head of the Alaska National Guard. As for her “executive experience” as mayor, she told her hometown paperin Wasilla, Alaska, in 1996, the year of her election: “It’s not rocket science. It’s $6 million and 53 employees.” Her much-advertised crusade against officials abusing their office is now compromised by a bipartisan ethics investigation into charges that she did the same. Frank Rich, Palin and McCain’s Shotgun Marriage, NYT


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ame i.
    Sep 07, 2008 @ 14:53:02

    Good post.
    I can’t believe the number of women, including women I know and used to respect, who are willing to follow her off the edge of a cliff like a bunch o lemmings.
    I don’t belong to either party. I’m a conservative liberal, and a liberal conservative. Some of my views swing so far right and so far left, I end up wrapping both arms around myself in a big bear hug.
    I was undecided as to how I will vote until she came into the picture. There is no way I will vote Republican this time. I shudder to think of McCain dying in office and leaving her behind to lead. I have 2 daughters. I don’t want her in office in any capacity.
    I hope Obama is as healthy as he looks and takes vitamins every day.


  2. Barbara
    Sep 07, 2008 @ 17:57:40

    Palin has agreed to sit down later this week with Charlie Gibson of ABC’s World News Tonight. This should be tellling as she won’t be delivering the carefully structured speech, but instead, have to answer direct questions. Gibson is a seasoned journalist who is on the ball. I’ll be watching.


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