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30 August 2008 @ 09:55 am
"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...
you got you a fast horse darlin': obama is lovethebluebells on August 30th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
*mwah* We are psychic, darling! Exactly what I think too.
    scarlet's walk: there is hope : obama '08kisstheviolets on August 30th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
*nods* It is really scary - I just don't know what is going to happen in November, but the ripple effect will be widespread.

on another note sweetie, can you recommend some good political songs? I am going to make a playlist :) love you! xxx
you got you a fast horse darlin': barack/michellethebluebells on August 30th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Of course honey!! I have a couple but I will look around some more today amd send you a list tonight! Love you too! xxxx
SexBourbonAndChocolateesmeria on August 30th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)

It's obvious that she was picked to be a poster girl. The BBC here have been having a field day saying how her town in Alaska only has 9000-or-so people in it, and she has pretty much no foreign policy experience. Gotta love the BBC sometimes.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 30th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
apparently she only has 1.5 years experience in office - what a scary thought if this woman was to become president should McCain's health fail :-\
winterswitchery on August 30th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
I don't think it spells epic fail. I think it's upping the ante considerably. Have you heard the Clinton supporter's interviews who are mad about Obama? They are loathsome, and hateful and nasty and may vote any way they can to not support their nominee.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 30th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
I know, and that's the part that scares me the most - the fact that some of them could vote Republican, just so they are not voting McCain. I really, really hope they don't, but it scares me nonetheless.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 30th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
err, not McCain, Obama :-X Typing too fast to keep up with my thoughts lol.
winterswitchery on August 30th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
I e-mailed you darling <3
remember to breathe: lmsturtles_path on August 30th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
:::high five::: couldn'tve said it better myself!

are you sure you're don't have dual citizenship, cause we NEED your vote over in these here parts!
scissor shaped girltumblelolly on August 30th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
i know. it's all such spin doctor shit! politics annoy me endlessly.
◕ ◡ ◕chasethestars on August 30th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
I don't have a lot of faith in people thinking for themselves on who they should vote for. sigh.
★ Jen  ★traversant on August 30th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
lol we elected BUSH. We fall for anything tbqh.
Crystalcrystalina on August 30th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Well, the lack of evidence for a definitive cause of global warming or how to combat it astounds me. I don't tow that line, but I do think we need to re-evaluate our habits and our waste. However, her creationism beliefs make me think that her views of global warming are more about "down with those liberal hippies!" so bahhhh.

Thankfully, there's a democratic Congress, so if the republicans win the presidency, there's a sense of balance. I think that's hopeful.

Of course her positions are ridiculous and FAR right wing. I suspect women will see through her and not just vote because she's a woman. It's not worth it.
prophetess666prophetess666 on August 30th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
In my opinion, there are really no times that a woman should vote Republican. People get caught up in the "values" and how R's claim they are the family values party and they're the ones who will make sure your children don't get raped by some married gay couple and then force you to get an abortion. Because, you know, that's what gays do. (totally sarcastic there if you couldn't tell)

The reality is that the core of the party is totally against anything a woman could want for her life. They are racist, use their religion as an excuse to say nasty and awful things about people, and are only interested in what's best for the upper crust. They aren't interested in funding good education for children, allowing any options for choice (many, in my state at least, would take away the right for women to get any kind of birth control), don't care about health care, and believe the market will take care of everything. It's contrary to anything a woman could believe in, if she were to think about it.

I'll of course be voting Obama, nothing could change my mind about that. but I'm frustrated that McCain made this pick simply to try and get votes instead of focusing on issues and making this campaign about something real.

American voters have demonstrated they can be stupid. I mean, people voted for Bush because they wanted to have a beer with him...maybe I'm just idealistic, but I want a president who is way above having a beer with me.

But maybe if McCain does get elected, I'll move to your country or something where I don't have to deal with it anymore ;)