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  • Seven semi-petty reasons to dislike Sarah Palin

       November 16, 2009

    With the upcoming release of her book, Sarah Palin is back in the news. All I can say is "ugh". Actually, that's not true. I can say more. Here are seven semi-petty reasons I dislike Sarah Palin.

    1. She talks like a hick, but not because she’s a hick, but rather because she thinks she’s talking like “middle America”. So basically, she thinks we’re hicks. It’s just as demeaning as when John Kerry walked around in jeans and a gun waving ears of corn. I’m not your stereotype.

    2. My brother’s girlfriend is a former Alaska resident with some connections in high places. She hates Palin. I like her and she loves my brother, so I’ve gotta give her opinion some weight.

    3. She not only opposes gay marriage, but supports a constitutional amendment to ban it. The Constitution, as we should have learned from prohibition, is not a vehicle through which to impose a specific morality on the rest of us.

    4. As governor of Alaska, she paid a bounty on wolves. The wolves were killed so that hunters could get more caribou and moose. I like wolves and I personally think that if hunters can’t outsmart the wolves, they don’t deserve the meat.

    5. Her kids have stupid names. Trig isn’t a name, it’s a branch of mathematics. And really, if you’re going to name your kid after math, how could you not go with “Pythagorea”?

    6. She supports teaching “creationism” in schools as a second option, but no word on whether she supports teaching other second options like Pi=3.15.

    7. She said this: “If the legislature passed a death penalty law, I would sign it. We have a right to know that someone who rapes and murders a child or kills an innocent person in a drive-by shooting will never be able to do that again.” Except for treason, I don’t support the death penalty, and I certainly don’t support punishments based on who the victim is. Why should the murderer of a child or an “innocent person” (determined by who?) get a tougher sentence than someone who kills me, for example? It’s thinking like this that leads to inanities like “hate crimes”. Crime is crime.

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    #  November 16th, 2009 5:15 PM      themandownthehall
    Well, some may be petty, the hick talk, for one, but the wolves, the death penalty are certainly reasonable objections to supporting someone.

    The question the GOP voters will have is after she wins the nomination, do you support her over Obama or go third party or go Obama? For me and my house, it has to be the defeat of Obama...  
    #  November 17th, 2009 1:54 PM      kris
    She won't win the nomination, nor will she even run for President. She has chosen to be a celebrity rather than a leader.  
    #  November 17th, 2009 4:47 PM      themandownthehall
    you're probably right, but my question supposed the nomination. Supposing she wins the nomination, do the GOP and Indy's that are now starting to really hate Obama turn to her or a 3rd party or stick with the devil they know.  
    #  November 17th, 2009 5:00 PM      kris
    I'll vote for the candidate I most believe in. If we all keep voting for the lesser of two evils, we're going to keep getting an evil, you know.  
    #  November 18th, 2009 2:54 AM      TheUnabrewer
    I'm with you on #7, although I wouldn't even use it for treason. Someone asked me the question, "How many innocent people would have to be executed before you thought the death penalty was wrong?" I realized the answer was one, and that it probably had happened or would happen eventually.

    "If we all keep voting for the lesser of two evils, we're going to keep getting an evil, you know."

    I would rewrite that as "If we all keep voting, we're going to keep getting an evil, you know." I refuse to even sanction the process that puts control of my life into other peoples' hands anymore. I also refuse to claim control over another person's life.  
    #  November 18th, 2009 7:52 PM      themandownthehall
    Unabrewer, you may refuse to sanction the process that puts people in control of your life, but control they have and control they will whether you sanction it or not. You may as well try to impact who/what controls.  
    #  November 19th, 2009 8:48 AM      kris
    That's an interesting thought. Say, for example, that you're an innocent man about to be executed. Do you eat your last meal and go to the chamber meekly because that's the easiest and most pleasant way or do you go kicking and screaming because you refuse to cooperate in your own unjust murder?  
    #  November 19th, 2009 6:50 PM      themandownthehall
    Good comparison. I definitely eat the last meal. I get to special order that thing and if I'm going to die it's going to be full on turkey, stuffing and cherry pie. As for going quietly into the night or kicking and screaming, I'd probably go screaming. I hate needles... Now to me actively voting is the equivilent of screaming. Not voting is the equivilent of going meekly. I choose to scream.

    Eventually a good one will come along. We just have to find them.  



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