Saturday, August 30, 2008

One heartbeat

One heartbeat from the presidency: Sarah Palin.

She opposes abortion of any type, including incest and rape.
She denies that global warming is a result of human activity.
She supports teaching creationism in public schools.
She favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Two years ago she was the mayor of an Alaskan city of less than 10,000 people.
She has been the governor of Alaska for 18 months.
She is an opponent of listing polar bears as a threatened species.
She favors legislation to allow wolf hunting from helicopters.
She favors legislation to allow bear hunting from helicopters.
She opposes protection for whales.

There is an ongoing investigation involving her actions in her home state.

From the Fairbanks, Alaska, Daily News-Miner:

"Sen. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate was a stunning decision that should make Alaskans proud, even while we wonder about the actual merits of the choice.... Alaskans and Americans must ask, though, whether she should become vice president and, more importantly, be placed first in line to become president.

From the Anchorage, Alaska, Daily News

"It's stunning that someone with so little national and international experience might be heartbeat away from the presidency.

These remarks come from Sarah Palin's home state newspapers.

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