Monday, 4 May 2009
Sarah Palin whines again
Sarah Palin is backing a ballot measure to bypass the Legislature and make it illegal for teenagers to get an abortion without telling their parents.
The governor said the only reason she's not sponsoring the initiative herself is not to give ammunition to her critics.
"I got a preliminary opinion from Law (Department) just giving me a heads up that critics would certainly file an ethics charge against me if I were to sponsor an initiative. So though I maintain I have First Amendment rights just as any other citizen does, I won't flirt with the notion of giving critics more ammunition to keep filing wasteful ethics charges against me, but instead I'll volunteer to be the first signature."
Sarah Palin is in hot water for speaking out against Ballot 4, relating to Pebble Mine and the Clean Water Act, which is the reason she started claiming her First Amendment rights, blah blah.
There's a world of difference between the two ballot initiatives. Pebble Mine stood to make huge financial gains by defeating the environmentalists. They spent $12 million dollars between what could be seen as bribes and publicity in order to secure a "No" vote. Sarah Palin's endorsement of their views clinched the deal.
On the other hand, in this abortion initiative nobody will make any money, there are no financial interests involved. The people who would gain from it are controlling parents who don't have proper dialogue with their daughters and abusive fathers who would feel their abuse is validated by the state.
Article, Miami Herald