Friday, August 29, 2008

McBush-Palin '08 for More of the Same Ol' S--t!

(Proudly cross-posted at Clark Community Network)

Wow! So John McCain has really proven his "feminist" street cred by picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his VP. Oh yes, and aren't they both such mavericks! McCain-Palin just smells like real change now, doesn't it?

Wait... Hold on. So we have some pesky facts to get in the way of a lovely corporate media narrative? Oh, darn!

Oh, yes. We have the facts. John McCain wants us to believe that he and Sarah Palin are "mavericks", but the truth is that they're both only using that word to hide the fact that they're Bush-Cheney clones.

First off, let's examine Sarah Palin's swirling corruption scandal. She's misused her power to remove a state trooper, just because she had personal issues with him. Now who does that sound familiar with?

Secondly, let's look at how Palin has stood against women's rights. Palin may be a woman, but that doesn't automatically mean she's been adavncing the cause of equal rights during her career. OK, so what do I mean by that? I'll let National Organization for Women PAC Chair Kim Gandy speak:

Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is a cynical effort to appeal to disappointed Hillary Clinton voters and get them to vote, ultimately, against their own self-interest.

Gov. Palin may be the second woman vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket, but she is not the right woman. Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women's rights, just like John McCain. [...]

In a gubernatorial debate, Palin stated emphatically that her opposition to abortion was so great, so total, that even if her teenage daughter was impregnated by a rapist, she would "choose life" -- meaning apparently that she would not permit her daughter to have an abortion.

Palin also had to withdraw her appointment of a top public safety commissioner who had been reprimanded for sexual harassment, although Palin had been warned about his background through letters by the sexual harassment complainant.

What McCain does not understand is that women supported Hillary Clinton not just because she was a woman, but because she was a champion on their issues. They will surely not find Sarah Palin to be an advocate for women.

Sarah Palin may occasionally dress in pantsuits like our progressive, feminist champion Hillary Clinton, but behind her Hillary-esque mask is just another Dick Cheney. Oh yes, and speaking of Dick Cheney... She's very anti-environment, just like Good Ol' Dick! All we need to do is listen to Sarah Palin's own words to determine how little she cares about our planet's and our people's future:

"When I look every day, the big oil company's building is right out there next to me, and it's quite a reminder that we should have mutually beneficial relationships with the oil industry."

"We have so much potential from tapping our resources here in Alaska. And we can do this with minimum environmental impact. We have a very pro-development president in President Bush, and yet he failed to push for opening up parts of Alaska to drilling through Congress -- and a Republican-controlled Congress, I might add."

"A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute [global warming] to being man-made."

"I beg to disagree with any candidate who would say we can't drill our way out of our problem or that more supply won't ultimately affect prices. Of course it will affect prices."

Even though all the facts say otherwise, Sarah Palin would rather line the pockets of Big Oil than persue real energy solutions that respect our environment, provide more & better jobs for our people, and end our fossil fuel addiction that's been harming our national security. Sarah Plain refuses to recognize real science. She'd rather persue her own extremist ideology than promote real solutions.

But in addition to all these issue concerns with Palin, let's take something else into consideration. Can she handle the job of President if McCain couldn't. Is she ready for the job of Vice President?

Well, is she?

But you know what? McCain ultimately picked Palin as VP to distract us from the facts about McCain. He doesn't want to remember that McCain = Bush. Let's not allow the McCain-Palin illusion of "change" to make us forget that they are really more of the same old s--t that we've been suffering under for the last eight years. So really, do we want another four years of this crap? Or are we ready for real change?


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