What Scares Me About Palin


Two days ago, I posted a blog expressing my outrage at a recent poll reported by Newsmax, identifying Palin as “now leading the GOP field as the party’s preferred candidate for president”.  (See, malialitman.wordpress.com, Money Corrupts Newsmax and Palin.)  Today we have proof that Newsmax mislead us.  Politics Daily reported on March 29th that “…the overall public sees her negatively, by a 55% to 37% margin”, based upon a Washington Post poll.  http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/03/27/palins-a-heroine-to-the -tea-party-but-gets-high-negatives-from-general-public. Seven percent of the people polled were undecided.  The really frightening thing is that 37% of people still think she is the “preferred” candidate, or that 7% of people are still “undecided”.  I disagree with many politicians on a variety of issues.  Yet I haven’t written an entire book about them.  Even though many people in the country are more conservative than I, they don’t inspire me to devote hours each day writing a blog about them.

What scares me about Sarah Palin?

      1. It’s not just that she lacks intelligence, but what scares me is that she doesn’t know how limited she is.  She didn’t blink when John McCain asked her to be his running mate.
      2. It’s not just that she hunts and takes pleasure from killing animals, but what scares me is that she doesn’t seem to feel any remorse about inspiring violent behavior in people.
      3. It’s not just that she believes that abortion is wrong; it’s that she feels it is her place to impose her will on other women.
      4. It’s not that she objects to homosexuality, but that she feels it is appropriate to ban books from the Wasilla library regarding homosexuality.
      5. It’s not that she is a Caucasian; it’s that she seems to lack respect or appreciation for cultures other than her own.
      6. It’s not that she is an Evangelical Christian; it’s that she thinks the answer to our country’s problems is to seek divine intervention.
      7. It’s not that her pastor hunted witches in Africa, but it’s that Sarah didn’t find anything objectionable about it.
      8. It’s not that she is a woman, but it’s that she believes that women should defer to men in decision making.
      9. It’s not that she says she is in favor of cutting taxes, but it’s that she raised taxes while the mayor of Wasilla.
      10. It’s not that she says she is opposed to earmarks, but that she hired a lobbyist for the purpose of obtaining earmarks for Wasilla.
      11. It’s not that she changed her position on the Bridge to Nowhere, but that she wouldn’t admit that she did.
      12. It’s not that she doesn’t have a law degree, it’s that she lacks the common sense required to prevent her from spending millions of dollars building a hockey center on property the city didn’t own.
      13. It’s not that she has five children, but that she uses her children to gain political advantage.
      14. It’s not that she gives speeches around the country to right-to-life rallies, making hundreds of thousands dollars; it’s that she hired a woman to be the ghost-writer of her book who publically admits that she has had an abortion.
      15. It’s not just that she was found by an Alaskan investigative panel to have behaved unethically, it’s that she told the public she had been completely exonerated.
      16. It’s not just that she uses Trig to advertise herself as a proponent of kids with special needs, it’s that she endangered him by boarding a flight from Texas to Alaska, after her water had broken, after she knew she was in labor, and when she knew it was her fifth pregnancy.
      17. It’s not just that she advocates “abstinence”  teaching, it’s that she was pregnant when she married, and that Bristol has had a child out of wedlock after Bristol and Levi were living in Sarah’s house when she “probably knew” they were having sex.
      18. It’s not that she resigned her position as Governor of Alaska to make money, it’s that in the same speech announcing her resignation she had the temerity to say that she is not a “quitter”.
      19. It’s not that John McCain wouldn’t endorse Palin after the election; it’s that Palin doesn’t seem to mind that McCain is using her again to endorse him for Arizona Senator.
      20. It’s not that she advocates “common sense conservative values”; it’s that she doesn’t seem to know what policies that would include.
      21. It’s not that she is a wolf, but that she wears the clothes of a sheep.

Regardless of your political persuasions, we should all be aware of the inherent dangers of Sarah Palin.  A person, who pronounces nuclear as “nucular”, should never be trusted with the codes.  A person who thinks Africa is a country should not be entrusted with the security of our nation.  This is not about politics.  It is about competency, intelligence, deceit, and honor.

“Rebuttal to the Rogue”, is available on Amazon.com.  I have no ulterior motive in promoting the book as all proceeds are being donated to Planned Parenthood.  This is a book that documents why Palin is so dangerous to the country, and specifically to women.  How could I complain about Sarah Palin, if I weren’t willing to spend the time to document why Sarah Palin is so frightening to me?  We must all work together to ensure that people know who Palin is, and what she actually DOES, instead of what she SAYS!  Especially our Republican friends need to know who the real Palin is.  We must make sure that we never come so close to a national disaster as we did in 2008.  Please help me get the word out!  Tell your friends about this book, this blog, or just why they should expect more out of a Republican candidate.   I respect another person who may have an opinion different than my own.  If we have fundamental differences of opinion about how to govern, I will respect the opposition…as long as it is not Sarah Palin.    Please help educate the 37% of people who think she is “neat” and the 7% of people who are “undecided” that this country can not afford to have Sarah Palin as our leader.  We have only 1 ½ years to educate people, so we better start today.   Sarah is not blinking.  We must. If you are reading this blog, you understand the urgency.  If you have any ideas about how to defeat her nomination, please post them.

If you need a link to show your friends who may not have the time or inclination to read “Rebuttal to the Rogue”, just send them to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrzXLYA_e6E

If you are as tired as I am of Sarah Palin, and you just need something to make you smile, see Tina Fey on Letterman at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBAqGSbPwkQ&NR=1

See Letterman’s Recap of Palin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZsO7dZ__iw&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-3-HM

See Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6urw_PWHYk&NR=1&feature=fvwp

8 thoughts on “What Scares Me About Palin

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  1. And the beauty of it all is that all the hate from the left forces the GOP into defending her. You guys do her a favor with the endless attacks – you keep her in the spotlight.

    I don’t like her either, for many of the reasons you outlined, but I’m a fiscal conservative. As in, I don’t care who owned the land – I don’t want government building hockey stadiums.

    I’m also pretty convinced that how she raises her kids isn’t really my concern. ( I wonder if the media would trash Alice Roosevelt if she were growing up in the White House today. )

    But I’d probably vote for her simply because I find it comical to see how the left is so inexplicably threatened by her. “A person who thinks Africa is a country should not be entrusted with the security of our nation.” But it’s ok (sic) to vote for a person who hasn’t yet visited all 57 states? Oh wait – she’s stupid, but he just misspoke. Got it.

    Please. Both sides of this “cult of personalities” thing is detrimental to the political system.

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    1. What is hard for me to understand is why fiscal conservatives don’t identify a better candidate…someone more educated, more politucally astute, and someone who is not such a hypocrite as Palin. I respect those who are fiscally conservative, and just find we have a difference of opinion about the best thing for the country. I just can’t understand anyone who thinks Palin is the best thing for this country. She does damage to Republicans and to women generally by some of the things she does and says. Malia

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  2. The scary thing is that you would vote for someone you don’t like because you think its comical is not only appalling but it is also outrageously irresponsible. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot to watch someone else scream in pain…wow!

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  3. I love how the rw says…”the left is so inexplicably threatened by her.”

    As tho she…her…is the object of ‘threat’.
    …my goodness, that sounds like the appearance gag.
    Which would then infer the rw is fearful of the presidents
    appearance, looks.
    If this is about ‘looks’.

    If not….I would suggest…’she’…’her’….is not the threat.
    It is what she says, and does that is a threat to the country as a whole.

    Your pal gets a real kick out of inciting violence.
    Deal with it. She is yours.

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  4. Come on Angela, that’s all you could come up with, the old 57 state thingy. I find it comical that you would even consider voting for her, since she won’t be running.

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  5. Regarding item #16 — assuming she was ever pregnant with Trig, which I doubt, it would have been her SEVENTH pregnancy… and the fifth she was able to carry to term.

    How a woman who had seen two previous pregnancies end before completion can justify the risks she took during her alleged seventh is beyond me. And she’s a Pro-Life/Special Needs Kid role model?

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  6. Palin’s devoted supporters use that defense phrase “you liberals are threatened! Haha..you Liberals are just jealous” as a defense mechanism which blocks all discussion or even asking them selves if statements made about Palin are true or not about her.

    Malia, I respect you all the more that you respect those who have different beliefs and are articulate about that. Your concerns listed are insightful and right on regarding Palin’s personality.

    When any person makes a gaffe they have the choice to admit their mistake, not repeat the gaffe and an option if it is due to ignorance to seek correct information. That requires humlity and strength of character.

    I believe those who automatically defend her by making character assignations of others in tone and using “you just” or “you only” are following their leader to mock, devalue and accuse others of their own attributes. What I read at C4P is constant scorekeeping, everything is a competition to them and of course Sarah “wins” always. Context does not matter to people that treat all things as a competition. Palin does not speak without beating, bashing and attacking others most often with sick lies. She has nothing of substance nor policy to say reverting to verbal nonsense that frequently makes no sense.

    Malia, Palin had a record of she and AK receiving the highest amount of earmarks per resident in the country. My initial research of her to be an informed voter found Palin’s record to be contrary to what she claimed and sold her self as except her anti abortion stance. It was not easy to learn she indeed is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

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