She's a hypocrite: This seems to be the party platform for Republicans lately. "Do what I say not what I do." She's in favor of teaching abstinence in school instead of safe sex, yet her 17 year old daughter is pregnant. I guess she doesn't teach it at home. Not only that, the daughter was impregnated by an 18 year old. Some states in the union might consider that rape. Apparently Alaska isn't one of them.
She's against abortion in all cases, including incest and rape: Apparently she's never heard the nature nurture debate. Lets start with nature. Many people who have never met their natural parents pick up many of their traits or characteristics. Well, one of this kids parents is a rapist, potentially leading to the child being the same. On the nurture side, this child might be raised by the mother. A mother who sees the rapist father in the eyes of the baby.
She is pro-death for felons: I agree with her on this, but it is a little hypocritical. It's okay to kills someone after they've killed someone else, but not before they are born and grow up to become a dysfunctional member of society.
She believes creationism should be taught in school instead of evolution: I wonder if she's ever heard of the concept, "separation of church and state"? Last I checked the taxes I pay, which are collected by the government, go towards my local public school. And last I checked creationism comes straight from the bible and religion.
She has five children: I've always believed there is something wrong with people who have to many children. Also it appears she wasn't aware that the older you get, when you do have children, the odds of something abnormal happening increase. For example, having a child with down syndrome
She doesn't believe humans are having a negative impact on the planet (global warming): that's right, 99.9 percent of the climate scientists are telling is this if a fact, but she doesn't need to worry about that, she lives in Alaska and knows that what happens here on earth doesn't matter, because everything will be fine in heaven. The place conservative Republicans go when they die.
She opposes listing the polar bear as endangered: Because if that were to happen it might interfere with her plans to stick drilling rigs all over the state of Alaska.
She fires anyone who disagrees with her: As governor, and mayor before that, she has set the standard that people better fall in line our they will be cut. That's not a good way to govern, because at some point you surround yourself with "yes men", and don't always hear all point of view. check out this article in the Seattle Times for some examples
Experience: Isn't this the reason Republicans are saying Obama shouldn't be president? Hey, he's got twice as much experience as her, and at least it's in Washington D.C. with the other politicians. She's got two years as a governor in Alaska. She didn't even get into politics until 1992, where she was on the city council of Wasilla Alaska. Ever heard of it? Me neither…
About the only thing I agree with her on is that she's a fiscal conservative. In Alaska she has done an excellent job of managing the budget, and cutting waste. But this one positive hardly balances out the many negatives she brings to the McCain ticket.
9/4/08 Corrections to this post:
Above I stated she "She believes creationism should be taught in school instead of evolution" This turns out not to be true. According to an article in the Anchorage Daily New, she is
quoted as saying that she believes creationism should be allowed to be discussed in school, that it should not be a taboo subject. I have no problem with her stance on this.
As The Rooster pointed out in one of his comments, I did make up the 99.9% figure when referring to scientists who believe in human caused global warming. Although the majority do believe this is a fact. According to The Roosters response it's more like 82%. I think that number is outdated and the current number to be much higher. After watching her acceptance speech, it appears I am correct in my statement as to her belief on the subject of global warming.