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Like McCain, Palin Doesn’t Mince Words

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 3:01 pm - September 16, 2008.
Filed under: 2008 Presidential Politics,Strong Women

Commenting on John McCain’s Worth the Fighting For: The Education of an American Maverick, and the Heroes Who Inspired Him in my previous post, how the Arizona Senator, “rarely minces words, daring to criticize public figures, including leading social conservative Paul Weyrich.”

Well, it seems his running mate is cut from the same cloth. According to Lisa Murkowski, the junior Senator from Sarah Palin’s home state, her governor “didn’t care who she ticked off. I’ve told my colleagues, ‘Don’t underestimate this woman’ . . . . She’s not afraid to challenge. It may be bold. It may be crazy.” (As reported in the Wall Street Journal‘s Political Diary (available by subscription.)

Seems she’s the kind of gal who can bring real change to Washington, unafraid to challenge, not caring who she ticks off.

I’m liking her even more.

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12 Comments

  1. The more I read about Sarah Palin, the more I love her — in a strictly platonic way, of course. ;)

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — September 16, 2008 @ 3:26 pm - September 16, 2008

  2. I’m growing frustrated with the McCain campaign. She’s been muzzled for so long now, so, aside from the convention speech, the public’s not getting to see for themselves. The campaign needs to set her free.

    Comment by DaveO — September 16, 2008 @ 7:09 pm - September 16, 2008

  3. So, how about Palin refusing to cooperate with the Troopergate investigation?

    It’s fascinating that you are so busy trying to boost Sarah Palin but refuse to be honest and criticize her for her faults. Where’s the intellectual honesty in that?

    This investigation began prior to her being the vice presidential nominee. Attempts to make it a non-scandal make it seem like a cover up. Someone who labels herself as a reformer should not have a problem appearing before an inquiry.

    Bill Clinton perjured himself. He deservedly received punishment for his actions. Lie under oath is a crime.

    What are your thoughts about Palin and her staff using personal email accounts to skirt sunshine laws that require that email in use for state business is part of the public record? Doesn’t that sound dishonest and sneaky?

    I’ve never like David Brooks or Richard Cohen, two conservative writers for the NY Times and the Washington Post, respectively. But both of them have reviewed Palin’s background and given her a negative review, judging her unready to for the task.

    Similarly, Cohen, who has spent the last year pounding Barack Obama, expresses his deep disappointment in McCain’s lies.

    My question to you, Mr. Patriot, is why haven’t you taken a public stand against blatant lies? Do you think it is appropriate to lie viciously against your opponents to win?

    Let’s take the terrible smear that tries to trick voters to believe that Obama’s support of legislation to help teach children how to protect themselves from predators is “sex education.”

    Are you against protecting children from perverts? (Cheap shot, but used t demonstrate situation.)

    On this blog, one of your regular commenters, ND40, lied and said Obama supported gays taking their kids to an S&M street fair. A lie that I easily disproved. But what did ND40 (North Dallas 40) say about his own belief about gays in general with that lie? How is that not internalized hatred for gays? Equating support for gays to linking gays and S&M? Sounds like something a homophobe would say. Not a well-adjusted gay man.

    Frankly, I would never take a kid to an S&M show or to an R-rated movie or let them watch Family Guy. But those decisions about my beliefs in right and wrong, which have nothing to do with my thoughts on people’s sexuality.

    Where is the intellectual honesty? What moral stance drives you? Do you believe that destroying the reputation of an innocent man is correct?

    What about the phony use of sexism to deflect legitimate questioning? Charging sexism because Saturday Night Live spoofs you? I seem to recall SNL ripping both Obama and Clinton to shreds last year. Neither side cried racism or sexism.

    Is that what it means to be a “conservative” in your book?

    Are you a Christian? If so, is that how Christians are supposed to act?

    Instead of repeating talking points, why not flex your intellectual muscle?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/15/AR2008091502406.html

    Comment by Nick — September 16, 2008 @ 7:19 pm - September 16, 2008

  4. Mrs Palin Goes to Washington! She’ll show those Washington fat cats how a plain spoken AMERICAN does business! Thank God she’ll be a breathe of fresh air after eight years of Democrat presidenting!

    Comment by Nurglitch — September 16, 2008 @ 8:53 pm - September 16, 2008

  5. I would guess you’ve been linked to from a liberal gay blog…

    Comment by DaveO — September 16, 2008 @ 9:27 pm - September 16, 2008

  6. If you want to talk about not critizing a person’s faults, take a look at Obama and his acolytes. There has been very little real delving into his polocies and background, and certainly nothing that compares to what Palin has gotten in a really short time. And, OMG Palin uses a private email for business…so do I, so do lots of folks. Big friggin’ deal! The liberals probably worry about that because they are concerned with the process, not the results. I’m more interested in what decisions she’s made than how she made them, especially if it was done by emailing on her private account.

    Comment by Hunter — September 16, 2008 @ 10:08 pm - September 16, 2008

  7. #3: “Where is the intellectual honesty? What moral stance drives you? Do you believe that destroying the reputation of an innocent man is correct?”

    Nick, just STFU, you liar. The text of the bill that Obama voted for is public record and was an attempt to expand comprehensive sex education from 6-12 graders to K-12. The language of the proposed law stated that the instruction SHALL include information on the prevention of STDs, including HIV, and specifically required the discussion of SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND BEHAVIOR. Intellectual dishonesty is what you are engaging in by trying to paint the bill as an effort to protect children from sexual predators.

    Obama’s record (if you can call it a “record”) is totally indefensible, both for the positions he HAS taken and his efforts to lie about those positions in this election. Nick, if you’re so concerned about intellectual honesty, I’d love to hear your opinion on Obama’s unwavering support for infanticide. Care to weigh in?

    Comment by Sean A — September 16, 2008 @ 11:18 pm - September 16, 2008

  8. Frankly, I would never take a kid to an S&M show or to an R-rated movie or let them watch Family Guy. But those decisions about my beliefs in right and wrong, which have nothing to do with my thoughts on people’s sexuality.

    So you fully endorse other people taking children to sex fairs, dressed as sexual slaves, where naked and half-naked adults masturbate and perform sexual acts in front of them, because opposing it would be imposing your beliefs on others.

    Why do you tolerate gays sexually abusing children and claim that gay people who are opposed to that are “homophobes”, nick? Why do you claim that people who don’t support gays like yourself taking children to sex fairs are “self-loathing”?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 16, 2008 @ 11:19 pm - September 16, 2008

  9. And also, we’ve conclusively proven elsewhere that nick has a problem with telling the truth — ironically, by using his own citations.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 16, 2008 @ 11:21 pm - September 16, 2008

  10. Finally, we should take a look at what Obama wanted taught to kindergartners.

    SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

    Topic 1: Sexuality Throughout Life

    Level 1

    * Most children are curious about their bodies.
    * Bodies can feel good when touched.

    Topic 2: Masturbation

    Level 1

    * Touching and rubbing one’s own genitals to feel good is called masturbation.
    * Some boys and girls masturbate and others do not.
    * Masturbation should be done in a private place.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 16, 2008 @ 11:30 pm - September 16, 2008

  11. #3

    Your comment reminds me, I need to get a pair of sh*t kickers.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 17, 2008 @ 1:34 am - September 17, 2008

  12. #10: This is truly baffling. Obama is on the record supporting legislation that would have taught children the hateful, homophobic, judgmental idea that “masturbation should be done in a private place,” yet the gay left still supports him. It’s shameful. The fact that Folsom Street Fair participants are supporting a candidate that marginalizes their way of life (and favorite pastime) is insanity and they are obviously suffering from internalized homophobia. They’re like self-hating, Jewish Nazis, voting against their own self-interest and their very survival. What is it going to take to wake these sex pigs up?! Soon they’re going to find themselves living some concentration camp existence with NO rights to masturbate on a busy street corner, or urinate on their friends in public or even walk down the street with their di*ks hanging out, but by then it will be too late!

    Teaching kids that masturbation should be done in private?!?! It’s like Obama murdered Matthew Shepherd all over again.

    Comment by Sean A — September 17, 2008 @ 2:06 am - September 17, 2008

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