What do we know about Sarah Palin? She likes bears. Or maybe not, it's hard to tell. She keeps a full-size bearskin with the head attached across the back of her couch. This means she LIKES bears and enjoys keeping one around. However, she also doesn't believe polar bears are endangered. So maybe she DOESN'T like bears.
Palin supports drilling the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge until the whole thing collapses into a sinkhole. Even Senator McCain is against raping ANWR. But when you are the Governor of Alaska, and you know that stripping the environment can put some fat yearly checks into voters' pockets, you go with what works come election time.
She doesn't believe in a woman's right to choose. When asked her opinion on Roe v Wade, she responded:
'Wading across, definitely. Using a rowboat is for sissies...'
Palin has stated she doesn't think global warming is man-made. This means she probably opposes Kyoto and almost any reasonable effort to reduce emissions. She does admit CO-2 levels are rising. But she also pointed out that humans breathe out carbon dioxide every day, so her answer to the problem was:
'Just say no...' (to breathing)
Even though we are currently adding a billion people to the Earth's population about every fourteen years, Palin still opposes any form of birth control. Reports indicate she is considering holding up her own family as a good example that abstinence CAN work.
On second thought, let's not go there.
The Republicans DID do some 'vetting' on Palin before the selection. They checked to see if she had ever been in the military. Okay, that was a joke. But if they had done any real vetting, it's likely they would have passed on her. Palin's current fiasco with Troopergate forced her to hire a lawyer. This was done a couple of weeks ago, and this writer wonders whether she bothered to tell John McCain's staff before they made the final decision.
What could YOU count on from a McCain-Palin administration? You already understand McCain's platform for the country. But what about with a VP candidate who is even MORE conservative than McCain?
Here's the short list:
A continuation of the war in Iraq, maybe into its tenth or twelfth year. Corporate tax breaks. Cronyism. More restrictions on your civil rights and freedoms by using fear as the catalyst. The packing of the Supreme Court with justices who will support all these things. Americans continuing to lose their homes and savings from medical bill bankruptcies and foreclosures. Jobs flying overseas while fat-cat corporate types line their pockets and buy another house in the Hamptons.
And neither John McCain or Sarah Palin will care a whole lot about whether you work for a living. They will be too busy trying to rewrite the American Dream into their own version - which reads more like 1984.
Americans have seen the results of this type of government for nearly a decade.
Palin is so far to the right that if the Earth were flat, she might fall off the edge.
Thanks, but no thanks.
(You can see the second series of cartoons HERE.)