Friday, September 5, 2008

Why is Sarah Palin Smiling in Photograph With Pro-Choicers?

I mean, EVERY TIME YOU TURN AROUND there is MORE RANK HYPOCRISY from this clan of Christian nutties from up Nawth!!!!

"Sarah Palin Mingles With a Pro-Choice Crowd
September 03, 2008
Bonnie Erbe

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been documented in this space and elsewhere as being as ardently pro-life as they come. She's also extremely conservative on other issues: bringing God into government, the right to bear arms and hunt, cutting government spending and so on. So answer this for me: why would she have allowed a picture of herself smiling widely while in the midst of a large group of pro-choice women to be placed on an extremely pro-choice website, The Alliance for Reproductive Justice based in Anchorage.

Here’s the picture:

2007 Women's Summit participants with Governor Palin.

The caption beneath the picture says, "2007 Women's Summit participants with Governor Palin." Now in fairness, do politicians ever allow their pictures to be taken with groups with whom they vehemently disagree politically? I'm sure it happens from time to time. But rarely on wedge issues such as abortion. Can you imagine, for example, James Dobson smiling widely while meeting with a group from the Human Rights Campaign?

The picture raises questions such as whether Gov. Palin has ever flip-flopped on this issue and what she must have said while meeting with this group. E-mails and phone calls to the group and to Palin's press secretary at the McCain campaign, Maria Comella and her communications director from the governor's office, Bill McAllister, have not yet been returned. Will update as they are.



"Palin pressured Wasilla librarian

TOWN MAYOR: She wanted to know if books would be pulled.

September 4th, 2008

WASILLA -- Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so.

According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired....

Emmons had been city librarian for seven years and was well liked. After a wave of public support for her, Palin relented and let Emmons keep her job.


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