Vote for what we feel is best for our families, our country I am writing in response to Curt Dale’s latest article defending Sen. McCain’s choice …
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Vote for what we feel is best for our families, our country
I am writing in response to Curt Dale’s latest article defending
Sen. McCain’s choice of Sarah Louise Palin as his vice presidential
running mate. Week after week, I read insult-hurling and
hate-filled “musings,” and I can no longer allow them to go
unchallenged or unanswered.
I have heard all the FOX news talking points on why Gov. Palin
is so qualified, including touting her foreign policy experience as
Alaska’s geographic proximity to Russia. However, what’s missing
from the debate is a real discussion about what is most important
to the voters: the issues.
This is what I know:
Gov. Palin is skeptical that humans have any part in global
climate change. She sued to have polar bears taken off the
endangered species list. She opposed funding for state preschool
programs. She inquired about how books could be banned from the
Wasilla public library. She vetoed state funding for rural health
clinics and hospitals, citing that it was not the state’s
When Palin became mayor of Wasilla, the city had zero debt. When
she left in 2002, the city was $20 million in debt. She lowered
taxes for businesses, while increasing the tax burden on residents.
Her energy policy’s primary focus is “drill, baby, drill” with
little mention of longer term solutions. Finally, she has no
discernible foreign policy experience.
Personally, that is enough for me not to support McCain-Palin.
Others undoubtedly feel differently. Let’s have an honest and
respectful discussion about issues and give people the opportunity
to make informed decisions.
Whether you are a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, I
believe we are all Americans who want the same thing — what we feel
is best for our families and our country.
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