Everything you ever wanted to know about Sarah Palin but were afraid to ask
Via the Alaska-based now must-read-all-the-time blog Mudflats, a 63-page PDF complete with links from the Democrats vetting process of Republican vice presidential appointee Sarah Palin during her run for state governor in 2006! It covers everything from abortion to her handling of the town budget while she was mayor of Wasilla (debt! debt! debt!) to gay rights all the way to what kind of car she drives.
Palin Called Herself as “Pro-Life As Any Candidate Can Be” But Supports Contraception. “In 2002, when she was running for lieutenant governor, Palin sent an e-mail to the anti-abortion Alaska Right to Life Board saying she was as ‘pro-life as any candidate can be’ and has ‘adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion.’
Palin said last month that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child. She is pro-contraception and said she’s a member of a pro-woman but anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life. ‘I believe in the
strength and the power of women, and the potential of every human life,’ she said.” [Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), 8/6/06]
Palin Said She Supported a Constitutional Amendment Limiting Abortion to When a Woman’s Life or Health are In Jeopardy. Asked whether she would support a Constitutional amendment to limit state funding for abortions to only situations in which a woman’s life or major bodily functions are threatened, Sarah Palin responded, “Yes.” [Alaska Family Council Voter Guide, 8/22/06]
Palin Supported Use of “Under God” In Pledge of Allegiance. Asked if she was offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Palin responded, “Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.” [Eagle Forum questionnaire] (NB: Palin should bone up on US history -- Antonia)
Palin Said “Under God” Would Be Taken Away From Her “When [Her] Cold, Dead Lips” Could No Longer Utter Them. Palin wrote a Letter to the Editor saying only, “San Francisco judges forbidding our Pledge of Allegiance? They will take the phrase ‘under God’ away from me when my cold, dead lips can no longer utter those words. God bless America.” [Juneau Empire, 6/30/02]
Bet the McCain Republicans didn't do nearly as thorough a job as this.