What do you think of McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for VP?, 15°

Leslie B. 232°

According to Grist (http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/29/8361...)


- Opposed a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit or restrict new mining operations that could affect salmon in the state's streams and rivers
- Has pushed to build a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope
- Got the state legislature to pass a bill to provide each Alaskan $1,200 to help with energy costs
- Sued the Interior Department over its decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species
- Has proposed eliminating Alaska's gas tax
- Has pushed to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
- Has created a committee to forge Alaska's climate-change strategy, and has made Alaska an observer (but not a member) of the Western Climate Initiative
- Opposes a windfall profits tax on oil companies
- Was the ethics commissioner of the Alaska Gas and Oil Conservation Commission from 2003 to 2004
- Lifelong angler and hunter
- Husband is an oil production operator for BP on Alaska's North Slope
- Started Alaska's Petroleum Systems Integrity Office, an oversight and maintenance agency for the state's oil and gas equipment, facilities, and infrastructure
- Chairs the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate panel "that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment"
- Believes intelligent design should be taught along with evolution in science classes

Check out the Grist piece, there is a whole section of Palin quotes including: "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."

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leaving the green issues aside (if one can!) it's her performance in government that most concerns me. she fires a librarian who won't remove some Dawrwinian texts from the library. she fires a police commissioner who won't fire her ex-brother-in-law. this is someone who clearly thinks Palin's way is the only way, and that she has some God-given right (literally in her case, i suspect) to do whatever she wants. that's very, very scary.

Written in September 2008

John P. 199°

It seems that everyone these days is talking about Palin. Most of the comments seem negative. In fact I don't think I've seen a positive one yet. What do you guys think of Biden though?


Written in September 2008

Leslie B. 232°

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund has put out an interesting ad that seems to be moving opinions on Palin - http://mediacurves.com/Politics/J7011-Anit-Pali...

Seems that people don't like people who don't like furry critters!

Written in September 2008

Charles M. 110°

Judging from here recent interviews, the most worrying thing is that she seems to lack the ability to string together and express a coherent thought process.

You can't fault her position because it is impossible to figure out what it is!

It is rather disappointing that in a country of almost 300m people that's all they can find.

Written in September 2008

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