This is my week long assessment of Palin. Maybe longer than a week, how every long she has been in the news, two weeks? As you probably know, my husband and I were/are big Ron Paul supporters. I say were because he is no longer in the race, but are is more accurate word, we still support his views and voting record. When Palin showed up we thought hey maybe she is young enough in the political world (I mean by years of experience not age) that she hasn't been corrupted yet. We didn't make any judgement calls at first, we thought we should read about her for a while. I read quite a bit about Obama before I made a decision on him, he seems like a nice guy, but his views and my views don't exactly coincide. I like the free market a little to much to support him in my opinion, although he is very skilled at public speaking. I haven't read nearly as much about Palin but, I got a sour taste in my mouth that I just don't think I'll ever be able to shake. The Time Magazine, said as mayor she tried to get the librarian to ban books. The librarian was appalled as was I when I read it. I don't know what books she wanted to ban, (I don't think she accomplished that task) but in my mind see a group of angry parents saying books written by authors such as Mark Twain are bad. And well that comes down to my entire decision. How can I support someone who might not like Mark Twain? She might not be against Twain, but I never have wanted to support McCain, so its easy not to support her, since that is her job to be McCain's running mate. I don't like McCain's voting record. I also get angry when the newspaper reports on American military causalities in Iraq, and since he is in support I can't support him. Nothing makes me more angry about American politics than deaths in Iraq, in my opinion there is never a reason to start a preemptive war. You might disagree, which is fine, but I will never support a preemptive war.
Anyway back to Palin, the news media like to make her out as McCain's mistake in acting too fast. I disagree, it he getting so much publicity because of her. I doubt any of it was a mistake. Any publicity is good publicity when most voters vote based on name recognition and not issues. Research shows mud slinging ads against a competitor do more good for the competitor than the one paying for the ad, because all that matters in an American election is name recognition. Which is part of the reason our beloved Ron Paul didn't do very well, his name is not well know.