Sarah Palin, Katie Couric, and No to Abortion in Any Circumstance

Katie finally got a straight answer out of Sarah. After strangely and stubbornly refusing to name any newspaper she had read before being tapped as VP and learning to defer all questions of foreign policy to John McCain lest he start sitting in on her interviews again with Katie, Sarah talks abortion.

And boy did she talk. I guess abortion is not her “gotcha” question.

Katie knows that Sarah’s on record as saying no abortion even in cases of rape and incest. And she amazingly gets Sarah to clarify this point. Yes, in the case of a 14 year old girl raped by her father, Sarah would “counsel” life and adoption. It’s not “policy”, just her position. And by being something she personally believes in so strongly, it’s finally the one articulate statement that I’ve heard her make in the past month.

So, people, you heard it straight from Sarah’s mouth. She wouldn’t necessarily want the 14-year old thrown in jail for getting an abortion, and she’s not going to articulate a “policy” regarding reproductive rights in America. I’m certain that John McCain doesn’t let her do that kind of heavy lifting. But, no, in the most heinous of situations you still want the girl to carry the fetus to term. It’s a myopic, rigid, and nauseating stance. And because she WANTS to become vice-president, because the vice-president has a strong role in setting US policy, and because her loyal fan-base is the far-right, if elected you can be certain that the movement to eliminate the option of abortion in the United States is going to rage back into full gear.

The campaign fallout? John McCain knows that Sarah’s appeal is marginalized to the far, far right and ardent anti-abortionists and he’s more than happy to have them vote for him regardless of his own position on reproductive choice.  And he probably doesn’t care what Sarah thinks as long as she gets him votes. He’s showing himself too self-centered to consider his odds of not serving out a full term or eight years as president thus leaving the United States in Sarah’s hands.

<SCREAM>

Men and women need to make sure Obama-Biden win in 2008.

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3 Comments »

  1. 1
    girldujour Says:

    I agree with you. I am voting for Obama. Why did you choose the name that you did for your blog?

  2. 2
    votepalin Says:

    My goal is to create a blog that discusses the implication of voting for Palin.

  3. 3
    girldujour Says:

    Then you go, girl. I discuss that on my blog as well:

    http://girldujour.wordpress.com


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