McCain Sucks, Palin Sucks = No Bush left behind

Women Say No to Palin

Posted on: September 9, 2008

Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters,

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce—on the part of a pandering and rudderless
Presidential candidate—that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy
development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful person on the planet.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin’s political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our
mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we’ve so demonstrably benefited from.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters.

We want to disagree, publicly.

Therefore, we invite you to reply with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.

We will post your responses on a blog called ‘Women Against Sarah Palin,’ which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience—the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.

Thank you for your time and action.
 
VIVA!

Sincerely,
Quinn  and Lyra
New York, NY

Reply to: womensaynopalin@gmail.com

**PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY! If you send this to 20 women in the next hour, you could be blessed with a country that takes your concerns seriously. Stranger things have happened.

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4 Responses to "Women Say No to Palin"

I am feeling uneasiness just watching her. Here in Obama we have a highly-educated man, writer, and college professor, with a running mate with BOATLOADS of international experience, and the media has made the Governor of Alaska the new “Media Darling”. She is unqualified to be 2nd in command, she has no values, she is NOT a representative of ME.

Phyllis Jung, 50, Chicago, IL

This is a response to women who thinks Sarah Palin is a good role model for their daughters:
1. Palin’s anti-abortion position is so extreme that she opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest and would FORCE this view on the rest of America. She also opposes sex education in schools because she believes the material would be too “offensive” to kids.
2. Palin and her husband flirted with Alaska’s secession from the United States as “affiliates” of the Alaskan Independence Party party.
3. Palin attempted to ban library books she didn’t like and tried to fire the Wasilla city librarian because she wouldn’t agree to the censorship.
4. Palin fired police chief of Wasilla because he wanted the bars to close at 2am rather than 5am, but this would upset Palin’s bar owner campaign contributors.
5. Palin fired her chief public safety officer, the former police chief of Anchorage, because he didn’t want to be used in her family feud in firing the ex-husband of her sister.
6. Palin’s car wash was “involuntarily” shut down after she skipped out of paying her taxes and fees, and failed to file the required financial statements.
7. Palin’s pastor of 30 years thinks political opponents of Bush won’t go to heaven and that Jesus is some kind of war general that kills people that don’t believe in him.
8. Palin stripped funds from Passage House, a group that helps teen moms, LIKE HER DAUGHTER, get skills and lead productive lives after pregnancy.
9. Palin hired an Abramoff lobbyist to get earmarks that even McCain objected to.
10. Palin SUPPORTED the Bridge-to-Nowhere, and only opposed it after public exposure and ridicule from Congress. Yet she continues to lie about her role in this in public appearances with John McCain.
11. Palin inflated her foreign policy experience by claiming a refueling stop as a “visit to Ireland.”
12. And even more disturbing, Sarah Palin reinstated the barbaric aerial hunting program in Alaska, which allows the harrassment and shooting of wolves and bears from airplanes. She also brought back the antiquated wolf bounty program, which pays hunters $150 for every SEVERED wolf forearm that they produce. Do these sound the policies of a compassionate person and governor? Apparently her pro-life stance only applies to humans.

As a well-informed, post-modern, young American girl the nomination of Sarah Palin deeply offends and seriously concerns me. Her character is not one that I see mending our disastrous foreign relations or the credibility of the American people. I want nothing more than to show the world the progressive generation of young Americans, and our fervor for change. But I don’t like to think of it as “change” as much as a revert back to the constitution, an America the way our founding fathers wanted it. We have strayed so far from that fundamental document! I want distinct separation of church and state, I want freedom of speech and freedom of press. Sarah Palin seems to be the opposite of feminism. She does not represent the values and morals I think of when I ponder the brilliance of American women. She does not represent me, an aspiring political journalist who’s favorite bumper sticker is “Women belong in the House, the Senate, and the Oval Office.” I want a REAL woman’s voice in the White House! A woman with a solid feeling of justice and democracy, a diplomatic fireball, sharp as a tack and as sweet as my grandmother. A woman that will give inspiration not only to other young American women like me, but to women around the world. Who will show the world the elegance, tenacity and strength that have become character traits of our women. One that will speak for me and my unborn children, whether I wish to keep them or not.

Erika Anderson, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

“One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated
equally, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.” This quotation is attributed to Marlo Thomas, the original THAT GIRL.

In what could be an untimely and unfortunate result and should Sarah Palin finds herself out of her familiar, Alaskan abattoir and inside the slaughterhouse of the Beltway, she would be wise to heed the essence of that notion.

The circus erupting yesterday over lipstick makes me even more
convinced of McCain’s unfortunate impetuousity. Not exactly a steady, measured hand on the trigger.

Apparently there are many women in the US who are somehow able to make themselves believe after the past eight years, that they can identify with her ideas and ideals after one speech at a national pep rally, that she didn’t even write. I am not one of them.

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