What we’ve learned about Palin

Tue, 09/23/2008 - 3:29pm
By: Letters to the ...

After the nomination of and acceptance speech by the Republican vice presidential candidate, what have we learned so far?

Sarah Palin is extremely anti-choice, she believes God sent us into Iraq, and she’s a proud, card-carrying member of the NRA.

Most everyone knows I am pro-choice, and I had hoped that this election would not bring up the issue of choice. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and while I truly wanted to do my utmost to listen to all the issues and not vote based on one that is so extremely divisive, upon learning of Governor Palin’s stance on rape and incest, I realized that while I am way old enough not to worry about it, for many women this could be one of the most urgent issues to be focused on.

So I once again open myself up to verbal beatings and derision if this letter is printed, by imploring both men and women to look closely at all the issues, and remembering that for the majority of women, choice does not mean birth control. It is an agonizing decision that should not be brought into the political arena to garner votes.

Sarah Palin CHOSE to keep her baby. Her daughter CHOSE to keep her baby and marry her boyfriend. All women are asking for is the same right if they CHOOSE another path.

Wendy Kovacs

Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 10:26am.

Try explaining to a middle school girl that if she were raped, a Republican administration like McCain/Palin, would want to force her to have the rapists baby.

Reaction last night: "I DON'T WANT THEM (the government) TO FORCE ME TO HAVE A BABY WHEN I'M JUST A KID, NOT NOW AND NOT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

From the mouths of babes.... children can be so logical, in an illogical world.

"You can lead a Republican to the truth, but you can't make him think."

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 10:03am.

Um, Wendy, do you really think that poor Bristol Palin had any choice whatsoever as to whether or not she could terminate her pregnancy?

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Submitted by JeffC on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 12:41pm.

And IMHO opinion, the best thing that could happen to Bristol is that after Palin loses and the spot light is turned off, she can get mom to put up the shotgun and she finds a way not marry that kid until he matures for several more years.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 12:53pm.

Jeff, if you believe the National Enquirer (which I happened to read in the Kroger grocery line this week), when Sarah Palin found out her daughter Bristol was preggo, she exuded motherly love and concern for her offspring.

Well, not really, she told her daughter to get the h-e-double hockey sticks out of her house.

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Submitted by diva on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 9:57am.

Why small government types would want the government to force a young girl to bring her father's baby to term? Isn't it odd that the "Abstinence only" Palin will be telling her unwed daughter of the joys of a shotgun wedding... through her own experience? Do you wonder what principles mean these days? Pro life (except for death penalties and wars of choice?) I don't get it, I guess.

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