(image from Frieda Bee)
She's under legislative ethics investigation in Alaska over whether she abused her power when she dismissed the state's public safety commissioner. She was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, which puts Alaska first. Or, to quote Joe Vogler, "I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions."
Ms. Palin supports increased oil and gas drilling in sensitive lands and waterways, opposed federal action to list the polar bear as a species threatened with extinction and supports a controversial program to allow aerial shooting of wolves and bears as a means of predator control. Oh, and did I mention? Her husband, Todd Palin, works as a field operator for BP, one of the main operators on the North Slope of Alaska.
McCain was in a hurry, though. He'd rejected both Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty as running-mates, deeming those choices too predictable. He wanted either Tom Ridge or Joe Lieberman, both of whom support abortion rights - which made the conservative base of the Republican party furious. So. What's the Vet to do?
He turned to Ms. Palin. He had his first face-to-face interview with her on Thursday and offered her the job moments later. Advisers to Mr. Pawlenty and another of the finalists on Mr. McCain’s list described an intensive vetting process for those candidates that lasted one to two months.
Let me be clear: I will not discuss her children, because god knows I made my share of mistakes raising mine. I WILL focus on the facts, though. The facts about Sarah Palin prove that she has NOTHING that qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. When you consider that John McCain is one mole away from being dead, it terrifies me that he would select her as his running-mate. Because, children, he could be elected.
Sarah Palin is anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, pro-oil drilling and advocate of teaching of creationism in schools. Some say she's an exciting choice because she's a woman. Samantha Bee said she would vote for Palin because she has "a vagina … and boobies." I guess that's all that matters, right?