Friday, 17 April 2009
Sarah Palin's side issues
Sarah Palin made the following statement regarding WAR's rejection by the Legislature:
“I believed I knew what Alaskans wanted when I selected an individual who is a strong backer of 2nd Amendment rights, a staunch supporter of the state Constitution and a defender of life,” Governor Palin said. “Wayne Anthony Ross supports responsible, ethical development of Alaska’s rich resources. I’m surprised that legislators in this case really did not seem to represent their constituents and allowed themselves to be swayed by side issues. Mr. Ross is a fine Alaskan. He is held in high esteem by many Alaskans. I appreciate his willingness to serve the public.”
According to Sarah Palin, these are side issues:
- Alaska Natives
- Civil rights
- The law
No, Alaska Natives should conform with anti-native initiatives and give up their way of life.
No, the rights of women, children and the gay community are not important. Women are liars and gays are degenerates.
No, what's the law? "I'm the Governor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't."
The real issues, as far as she's concerned, are:
- Alaska Constitution as opposed to the US Constitution (AIP?)
- Being pro-life
- The ethical development of Alaska’s rich resources.
Yes, let's have guns everywhere! In schools, bars, government buildings, children's playgrounds.
Yes, let's take away the few protections Alaska Natives have when defending their rights to subsistence and their way of life.
Yes, let's close down all clinics that perform abortions. Let's take away women's rights to choose.
Yes, let's sue the Federal government every time they try to protect endangered species.
Sarah Palin's priorities as governor are very clear.
But they do not reflect the priorities of all Alaskans.
Sarah Palin should take the advice of a loyal supporter on C4P:
"Gov. Palin should NOT run for a second term. Get a good team around you and go national. The time is now."
Yes, yes, yes! SarahPac your bags and leave!
An interesting article with polls about Sarah Palin's prospects in 2012.
(The lovely photo was sent in by Donna. Thanks, Donna!)