Monday 13 October 2008

America, Please Don't Vote For Sarah Palin

I've been meaning to write this blog for weeks, but things kept on getting in the way, but after reading the papers today, I thought, I've really got to get this posted.

After reading in todays Guardian

In one rally Palin accused Obama of "palling around with terrorists"; in another she said he was "not a man who sees America the way you and I see America". The comments have prompted individuals in the increasingly restless Republican crowds to shout, presumably in reference to Obama, "Kill him!" and "Off with his head!" Palin made no effort to rebut the hecklers, and it prompted the influential New York Times columnist Frank Rich to complain that "to stay silent is to pour gas on the fires".

I decided I really needed to get my thoughts down on why she shouldn't be elected, as she quite frankly scares me.

1. Supports Creationism - with the world needing all the best scientific and technological brains to tackle climate, we could have someone who believes the world is only 10,000 years old and that kids should be taught this

2. Doesn't really believe in global warming - unlike John McCain, you get the feeling she doesn't get what a huge problem it is going to be. Weirdly, up to last year she was denying that it was even a problem

3. No Foreign Experience - like Dubya, she has only been out of the country once before and look where that sort of experience has left America

4. Palin opposes a woman's right to choose what to do with her own body, opposing the right to an abortion even for rape and incest victims. 

5. She likes the idea of banning books without even reading them - do you really want her in charge of protecting the first amendment?

While she is standing for Vice President, John MCain is 72 and has a history of cancer. While he is fit as a fiddle at the moment, do you really want someone with as little experience as Sarah Palin, as the president if Mccain was to die in office?

1 comment:

hollga said...

Charles you are so right. I know that the Republicans are now behind in the polls but I hardly dare to get my hopes up that they might actually lose