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More fun with the VPILF

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

Sarah Palin’s past continues to amuse and enlighten. From the 2006 Alaskan Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire:

Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?

Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.

Guess we know how well that turned out for her own family, eh?


Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.

When the Pledge was written in 1892 (I’m betting the Founders were all dead by then), it said this:

“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

And it didn’t get the “Under God” until 1954. Not a lot of Founding Fathers hanging around by then, I’m guessing. They must have a fantastic history program in Alaskan schools.

In other news, there exists some relatively solid evidence that Palin was a member of the semi-seccessionist Alaskan Independence Party (motto: Alaska First — Alaska Always) prior to being elected mayor of Wasilla.

Oh, and just for fun, the pinheads at Faux News apparently believe that living within a few hundred miles of a foreign country counts as foreign policy experience.

By that reasoning, I’ve got vast amounts of foreign policy experience, having lived in Minnesota, Washington, California, and Texas! Not to mention my years living actually in a foreign land. I’m super-qualified to be VP!



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 2nd, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)

i love it. what the hell was mccain thinking....
Sep. 2nd, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
I've heard this reasoning about foreign policy before... I think they used it for Bush, since he's right next to Mexico. But the Republicans aren't the only ones... Richardson made the same argument. It's still stupid, though.
Sep. 2nd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Richardson was the US Ambassador to the United Nations. He also worked under the auspices of the State Department to negotiate hostage releases from Iraq and Sudan, among others. I doubt Governor Palin can say anything remotely similar.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I wanna be Vice President! I've BEEN to most of the countries in western Europe, and spent some time in Canada, Australia and Russia as well. I'm a little weak on Asian policy, though, never having been near China, Korea, Japan, etc.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
More fun and games for y'all. Even the Republican talking heads are wondering WTF. But so far, I still like her.


~ Rosanne
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