Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Week long

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.


  1. Not that I am trying to argue for any canidate because I honestly am not too happy with the choices, period, but you might want to read further into the book banning has more on that and it isn't as clear cut as some might be making it out to be. I don't think she would ever ban Mark Twain.

  2. and sorry for the typos--I need to go to bed.

  3. Ok, so Palin did not ask to ban books, she asked hypothetical questions. according to fact checker. Still it leaves a bad taste in my opinion for her. I am perfectly fine with other people liking her. I think my main complaint with her is she just reminds me too much of growing up in highly religious town where it sometimes seemed some adults ideas to solve problems was to take away agency. Now I realize she never actually did such and such and so and so, but she liked to ask what ifs, and test the water so I don't really like it. I mean I'm all for a ban on pornography in a public library but, Palin just seems a little too power happy for me with as young as her career is. But that is just my opinion.

  4. Hypothetical or not, the mere fact that she asked that question rubbed me the wrong way...
    It's like asking, "What if I wanted to cheat on my taxes... how would I go about doing that?"
    "What if I wanted to get rid of someone I didn't like? How would I go about doing that?"
    Even though these questions are hypothetical, they do poorly at hiding their less than noble intentions.