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It’s only day two but I’m already tired of hearing about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy and what others might think of it.  There are other things that worry me about Govenor Palin that I’m interested in hearing her address.

1) The brother-in-law fiasco: Did she really try to get her brother-in-law fired and when his boss wouldn’t fire him she fired the boss instead?  That smacks completely of abuse of power, something that I’m used to associating with the Bush administration.  I guess I see what else would carry over in a McCain administration.

2) A bridge to nowhere: according to the blog “Below the Beltway” the bridge to nowhere that Palin claimed that she was against is actually one that she supported.  “We need to come to the defense of Southeast Alaska when proposals are on the table like the bridge, and not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project or any other into something that’s so negative,” Palin said in August 2006, according to the Ketchikan Daily News.

3) A candidacy out of left field: When speaking on experience, Palin is the govenor of a state with a small population with only three electoral votes.  She only has two years of governing it.  When someone spoke to her earlier this year about being the vice president her answer was “Explain to me what does a Vice President do?”

Ummm… they are President of the Senate and they are ready to step into the place of the president in case something should happen to him.

4)Not big on foreign policy: I’m not sure if the Palin’s have gone to EuroDisney or not, but as things stand now, Governor Palin is not that up on foreign policy, unless you want to go with what Cindy McCain said– that Alaska is close to Russia. 

So you Russians better watch out!  At least you should have watched out 20 years ago because now as it stands we do have a civil, working relationship– kind of.

But we’re still watching you.

But then is a good knowledge of other countries really a pre-requisite for the highest jobs in the country.  GWB sucked at geography, knowledge of other cultures, and foreign countries and he’s the President.  We need someone who is going to rule this country, not worry about feelings around the world.

It’s all about us.

5) It’s all about the benjaminsoil, baby.  Palin is aligned with big oil; her husband works for BP.  Since Bush, Cheney and Rice all are oil people I’m sure they are glad to have one of their own on the ticket.

From Newsweek-Washington Post:

Earlier this year, Palin signed an agreement with a Canadian company, TransCanada, allowing it to start permitting and other work for construction of a pipeline despite opposition from some of the major oil companies – Exxon Mobil, Conoco Philips and BP — working on Alaska’s North Slope. Those companies have argued that the pipeline, which would cost an estimated $30 billion, was not economically feasible. Palin got the state of Alaska to give $500 million to start the process if TransCanada would put up the same amount to get started. The project will take more than a decade to complete.

That would come none too soon for Alaska. Oil production from the state’s reservoirs has begun to decline.

Perhaps McCain knew all about who he was vetting before he decided that Palin could be his number 2.  Although many are now saying that the McCain campaign has never ventured to ask any questions of them.  Maybe, in meeting with Palin, McCain saw a kindred spirit, someone who had the same rebellious spirit as he does.

But they could have at least asked the Govenor’s own mother-in-law; MIL Palin is still undecided on who she will vote for this fall.

“I’m not sure what she brings to the ticket other than she’s a woman and a conservative. Well, she’s a better speaker than McCain,” Faye Palin said with a laugh. “People will say she hasn’t been on the national scene long enough. But I believe she’s a quick study.” Faye Palin added.

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Written by rentec

3 September, 2008 at 4:24 am

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