Thursday, October 16, 2008

Two Alaskan women on Palin

Two women originally from Alaska say exactly what they think of Sarah Palin (not much). They say what rational people think, and it’s important to have it said (you can find the video and its comments here).

But Palin also has strong ties to extreme right wing politics in her state. That includes not just the well-known ties to the Alaskan secessionist movement, but also far right christianists. Either she holds extremely dangerous beliefs, or she’s happy to embrace and promote dangerous extremist right wing thinking. Neither prospect is encouraging.

So, while the centre-left loves to ridicule Palin, she’s not really a joke: We’d all stop laughing if she got her finger on the nuclear button, something that would be highly likely as the vice president for a 72-year-old cancer survivor. America and the world simply cannot take that risk.

Tip o’ the hat to my friend Jason , where I found this video.


Roger Owen Green said...

"Two Alaskan women on Palin" - and yet, immediately some sexual context came to mind...

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

For some reason, that never occurred to me... ;-)

Lita said...

Great video, how very smart both those girls are.

Both of them carried themselves better in this interview, unscripted, than Palin has with all her training and cramming.

Frank in St Pete said...

I agree the young women are very articulate. What I found most interesting was the discription of Wasila before and after Palin. Rather frightening.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Lita: I thought exactly the same thing about these two!

Frank: Yes, we don't get to hear that before/after thing very much from the mainstream media, but it's entirely relevant since much of the McCain campaign's mythmaking is based on Palin's time as mayor of Wasila.