I try to keep all of my politics off of Facebook, largely because it doesn’t make you friends, but it often costs you them. Also, I think that few people joined to be baraged by your political opinions, but rather, because they like you. So I try to keep it fun and apolitical. But I so want to join the group called “Excuse me, but has anyone else noticed that Sarah Palin is insane?” From the description:
This group is for anyone who wonders how in the hell the erstwhile governor of Alaska can simultaneously be:
A woman and anti-choice
A mother and pro-war
Anti-corruption and currently under investigation for abuse of power
A governor for 20 months and more experienced than Barack Obama
A foreign policy expert and a woman who only got her passport in July ‘07
A woman who is a “leader in climate change” and a woman who believes humans do not contribute to global warming, also a woman who shoots moose for fun and supports oil drilling in her state’s wildlife preserves.
From a family of educators and pro-creationism-in-the-classroom
The GOP’s responses to all of this?
“You get more experience to be president in a month of being governor that you do in several years of being a senator…Sarah Palin had more executive experience as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, than Barack Obama has had in his entire life.” – Mike Huckabee
“Palin knows about foreign policy because Russia is right next door to Alaska.” – Steve Doocy
“Now, this establishes Undeniable Truth of Life Number 24, which says, ‘Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.’ I guarantee you these messages Dawn is getting are probably pretty typical of liberal women across the country, and what it boils down to — you know it and I know it –is jealousy. They’re just jealous of her, Dawn. That’s it, pure and simple.” – Rush Limbaugh
OK. To sum up:
Being a senator doesn’t count, proximity to foreign countries constitutes foreign policy experience, and if you don’t like Sarah Palin you’re probably a whiny ugly shrew. Vote McCain-Palin!
All of this ignores the craziness of her church. The one that prides itself on “converting” gays and has been video taped with congregants writhing on the ground and speaking in tongues. Is this truly someone we want shaping the world’s view of America?