Thursday, October 23, 2008
A moose-hunting, pro-big oil, anti-global climate change, evangelical "hockey mom" is going to potentially be a heart beat away from being the next leader of the free world. This is ridiculous. Drill baby drill is one of her mottos. Open ANWR to drilling is her rally cry. Man has had no effect on the current global climate change is her honest opinion. She thinks wolves should be hunted. This article was just posted yesterday on gristmill:
'We have seen this before'
Palin can't name a single man-made cause of climate change
Posted by Kate Sheppard at 3:37 PM on 22 Oct 2008
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Sarah Palin has now offered a variety of views on climate change. When asked about her changing rhetoric on the issue at the VP debate, Palin said, "There is something to be said also for man's activities, but also for the cyclical temperature changes on our planet." She added, "I don't want to argue about the causes."
In an interview yesterday with a local NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, she was asked to elaborate about what some of those man-made causes might be, but she couldn't name a single one. Instead, she again claimed that is shouldn't matter what's causing climate change.
"Right, well what I have said about this is really the debate at some point, had better shift to, no matter the cause, whether it all be attributed to man's activities or just the natural cycle of climate changes in our earth's history," she said. "We have seen this before."
That is not the scariest part. As a VP candidate, she has been embroiled in scandals and conflicts of interest since day 1 - Her abuse of power (Troopergate and firing the town librarian while she was mayor bc the librarian refused to censor books), using tax payer funds on unneccessary expenditures (her kids travel, new hockey rink for wasilla that raised taxes and sunk the town in debt), flip-flopping (pro bridge-to-nowhere before she was against it, has the highest per capita pork funds requests and grants despite running on an anti-pork legislation platform), her husband works for BP (she vetoed legislation supporting wind and solar power in Alaska) and, for someone who is so "pro-America" and a "real American" her husband was an active member in Alaska Independence Party (and she has even attended and spoken at AIP conventions) - who want Alaska to secede from the union and have repeatedly tried to get it onto the ballot. For someone who is so pro-America, that kind of link doesn't make much sense, does it?
The most shocking thing to me is that this is all off limits. The media eats up the nonsense spewed out by the GOP and their dirty politicing, yet they dont bring up any of this. It blows my mind.
I am not telling you who to vote for, I am telling you to vote smart.