August 30th, 2008

there is hope : obama '08

"we are standing at ground zero"

"As for that VP talk all the time, I still can't answer that question until someone answers for me, 'What is it exactly that the VP does everyday?" - Sarah Palin, CNBC interview, July 2008

I am desperately hoping that John McCain's choice of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin for VP will spell epic fail for his campaign. I am praying that women will not be fooled by his pick of a female candidate - people are speculating that he is trying to get Hillary supporters on board with this selection, ignoring the fact that Hillary's stance on issues are nothing like Palin's. I know that educated women in America are smarter than that, but - and this is nothing personal against anyone, of course - I don't have a lot of trust in the political decisions made by American voters after Bush got re-elected in 2004. I want to have confidence that McCain's stunt will not work, but I can't.

If McCain & Palin are elected in November, I fear for the future of women in America. It scares me that some people may vote for them because Palin is a woman, ignoring the fact that her stance on issues are insults to women. I am desperately hoping that people will see through this, and see her for her lack of experience (one of the things they keep criticising Obama for), her anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research and anti-gay rights positions, her move to push the teaching of creationism/intelligent design in public schools, her belief that global warming is not caused by our way of living... the list goes on.

One a slightly positive note... the Biden -v- Palin debates should be amusing...