Questions, Questions

10 09 2008

Maureen Dowd, Op-Ed columnist for the NYTimes, has written a list of questions she would like Charlie Gibson to ask the Republican VP Nominee when she sits for her interviews later this week….

What kind of budget-cutter makes a show of getting rid of the state plane, then turns around and bills taxpayers for the travel of her husband and kids between Juneau and Wasilla and sticks the state with a per-diem tab to stay in her own home?

Why was Sarah for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against the Bridge to Nowhere, and why was she for earmarks before she was against them? And doesn’t all this make her just as big a flip-flopper as John Kerry?

What kind of fiscal conservative raises taxes and increases budgets in both her jobs — as mayor and as governor?

When the phone rings at 3 a.m., will she call the Wasilla Assembly of God congregation and ask them to pray on a response, as she asked them to pray for a natural gas pipeline?

Does she really think Adam, Eve, Satan and the dinosaurs mingled on the earth 5,000 years ago?

Why put out a press release about her teenage daughter’s pregnancy and then spend the next few days attacking the press for covering that press release?

As Troopergate unfolds here — an inquiry into whether Palin inappropriately fired the commissioner of public safety for refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law — it raises this question: Who else is on her enemies list and what might she do with the F.B.I.?

Does she want a federal ban on trans fat in restaurants and a ban on abortion and Harry Potter? And which books exactly would have landed on the literature bonfire if she had had her way with that Wasilla librarian?

Just how is it that Fannie and Freddie have cost taxpayers money (since they haven’t yet)?

Does she talk in tongues or just eat caribou tongues?

What does she have against polar bears?

.Enquiring minds want to know …. The entire column is here

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10 09 2008
John-Julian, OJN

I was born the year Franklin Roosevelt was elected president!

I’ve watched them all come and go and come and go for 3/4 of a century – semi-divine Messiahs, scum-bag crooks, noodle-headed non-entities, tasteless clods, ass-hat illiterates, sex addicts, and all the rest, and I have NEVER been in a state of such abject horror as I am presently, facing even the faint possibility that this female flat-earth troglodyte may come to rule the world!

And one horror even greater than that: after the virtual destruction of our constitutional democracy at the hands of W, that there are possibly still enough fools out there to vote this travesty into the White House. It is neither a government nor a political party nor a voting population I can even recognize as American.

How have the mighty fallen!

10 09 2008
the Reverend boy

John-Julian,

I share your anxiety and fears … It is hard, but imperative mind you, to remember in this important time that we as followers of Christ are people of hope and love if nothing else … it is something I have been struggling with every day.

We have seen the evils of fascism creep into our lives at the expense of all those innocent victims from 7 years ago. What is even more scary is that we as Americans have acquiesced….and show signs of doing so again.

One reason I have decided not to post about the election any more (see recent post) is that I, for one, will not do anything to buy into the culture of fear.

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