Monday, September 01, 2008
What will McCain do next?
If you thought George W. Bush gave the talk shows comedic fodder through a never ending onslaught of stupid decisions and pointless appointments then hold on for John McCain.
These guys never cease to amaze me.
from TPM..Getting Real on Palin..
"So let's put this all together.
We rely on elected officials not to use the power of their office to pursue personal agendas or vendettas. It's called an abuse of power. There is ample evidence that Palin used her power as governor to get her ex-brother-in-law fired. When his boss refused to fire him, she fired his boss. She first denied Monegan's claims of pressure to fire Wooten and then had to amend her story when evidence proved otherwise. The available evidence now suggests that she 1) tried to have an ex-relative fired from his job for personal reasons, something that was clearly inappropriate, and perhaps illegal, though possibly understandable in human terms, 2) fired a state official for not himself acting inappropriately by firing the relative, 3) lied to the public about what happened and 4) continues to lie about what happened.
These are, to put it mildly, not the traits or temperament you want in someone who could hold the executive power of the federal government"
Somebody didn't do their homework..
Did they even begin the vetting process?
Governor Palin is apparently an outdoorsman as well..
This from The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund...
August 29, 2008
Shocking Choice by
WASHINGTON-- Senator John McCain just announced his choice for
“ ’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy of destructive environmental policies.
“Sarah Palin, whose husband works for BP (formerly British Petroleum), has repeatedly put special interests first when it comes to the environment. In her scant two years as governor, she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska’s coasts, and put special interests above science. Ms. Palin has made it clear through her actions that she is unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming. Her most recent effort has been to sue the to remove the polar bear from the , putting Big Oil before sound science. As unbelievable as this may sound, this actually puts her to the right of the Bush administration.
“This is Senator McCain’s first significant choice in building his executive team and it’s a bad one. It has to raise serious doubts in the minds of voters about John McCain’s commitment to conservation, to addressing the impacts of global warming and to ensuring our country ends its dependency on oil.”
The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund (www.defendersactionfund.org) provides a powerful voice in to Americans who value our conservation heritage. Through grassroots lobbying, issue advocacy and , the Action Fund champions those laws and lawmakers that protect wildlife and wild places while working against those that do them harm.
A little more about Ms. Palin...