It’s a worrying reflection on American society if a “pitbull with lipstick” masquerading as the voice of the average mother can get within reach of the most powerful job in the world.
That’s right, it’s Sarah Palin. The woman with a welcoming smile, but a demonic twinkle in her eyes. A ‘pro-life’ candidate, Palin takes her anti-abortion message to the extreme. Even in the case of incest or rape, Palin views abortion as an “atrocity”. A somewhat sickening viewpoint, yet apparently this resonates with many people across middle America.
It’s interesting how someone claiming to be ‘pro-life’ is a competent moose hunter and a supporter of capital punishment. She’s a devout Christian. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought the fundamental principle of Christianity was forgiveness? Quite where capital punishment fits this ideology, I don’t know.
Interestingly, perhaps her Christian ethics weren’t heard loudly enough at home. Well, daughter Bristol might have missed her message, but her son Track certainly didn’t. He’s about to go and fight in Iraq, in a war Sarah Palin described as “a task from God” – a line more suited to 11th century crusades.
In one sense, I actually admire this woman. She has managed to get close to a powerful job with a total lack of experience and understanding. Aside from her city councillor role, she has had just under two years in state government. She got her first passport in 2006, so diplomacy on an international level goes out the window. She is a creationist, and believes it should be taught alongside evolution in schools – need I say more? Well I will…
I don’t know if you’ve ever watched her speaking publicly but she’s good. It’s easy to see, for those who want to, that she is reciting memorised script, carefully crafted word by word, with little understanding of the meaning behind what she is saying.
But, her delivery is good; sometimes that’s all it takes.
This despicable woman means war. With a concoction of religious fanaticism and political naivety floating around her brain, Sarah Palin being one step away from huge military and political power would probably mean a less safe world.