Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain chooses pro-life woman

Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who also opposes same-sex "marriage," to be first female Republican vice presidential nominee.

5 comments:

Jerry said...

To be exact, Palin is a pro-life feminist, as exemplified in her political careerism despite having an infant at the breast (or bottle?). Compared to motherhood, the vice-presidency (or the papacy, for that matter) is minor league stuff. But feminists don't see it that way.

And McCain showed his true allegiance, or lack thereof, when he abandoned the conservative judges nominated by Bush, allying himself instead with a bunch of other "moderates" and Democrats.

(Sigh) I suppose McCain is better than Obama, and i guess Palin is a better choice than McCain might otherwise have come up with. But Republicans seem content with claiming to be pro-life, while doing little or nothing to restore legal protection to the pre-born. I'm still going with the real pro-lifers, the Constitution Party, and their Baldwin-Castle ticket.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

I hear you Jerry. And I agree with you that many "Republicans seem content with claiming to be pro-life, while doing little or nothing to restore legal protection to the pre-born."

But here's the thing (at least as I see it), we should remain with the Republican Party and do our best to reform it from within.

Yes, the Constitution Party is more truly pro-life across the board. But then, the Constitution Party doesn't have a prayer against the Democratic Party.

Like you, I will not jettison my ideals. But I choose to remain with a party which has a real chance of defeating Senators Obama and Biden. As you have so eloquently said, "McCain is better than Obama, and I guess Palin is a better choice than McCain might otherwise have come up with.."

We agree on the fundamentals. We only differ on strategy.

Thanks for your comment.

Jerry said...

I repudiate the charge of eloquence, but accept your assessment that we differ in strategy.

Perhaps mine is the zeal of a convert. Laboring for decades with the notion that the Democratic Party might be reformed, i am now reluctant to repeat that error.

Elizabeth said...

I can understand your concerns Jerry. But the Republican Party is not in need of the same level of reform as the Democratic Party. There is still a very strong pro-life conservative base to the Party. Why do you think McCain chose Palin as his running mate? His choice isn't simply an effort to snatch up Hillary supporters. Many of those are pro-abortion and will not choose to vote for a ticket which includes Palin, a pro-life champion.

No, McCain knows that he must also please the pro-life evangelicals and Catholics who are vehemently opposed to abortion.

Stay with the Republican Party Jerry. We need good people like you.

Jerry said...

Living 10 miles from MN, the local radio waves have been awash with GOP convention news, especially Palin's speech last night. I must admit she sounds pretty genuine. And anyone that draws such venom from the likes of Gloria Steinem cannot be all bad, and maybe not as feminist as first appeared.

I remain sceptical (remembering what McCain did to those conservative judge nominees), but will see how things develop.

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