New Feature: Daily Palin Update

Item #1: Bristol Palin is pregnant:

John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin, said Monday her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant, an announcement stealing even more thunder from McCain and a Republican presidential convention already overshadowed by Hurricane Gustav.

Adding to the day’s drama, McCain aides said the announcement was aimed at rebutting Internet rumors that Palin’s youngest son, born in April, was actually her daughter’s.

In itself, Bristol’s pregnancy is not a big deal. It’s a private matter for the family to deal with. The fact that Palin is an “abstinence-only” kind of governor makes it an issue, as it highlights the failure of abstinence-only sex education.

If teenagers are going to do something they like to do, doesn’t it make sense to give them information so they can avoid pregnancy and disease?

Item #2: Palin Hires Attorney for Troopergate Allegations

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, is being represented by an attorney in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.

The Legislature is investigating whether Palin fired public safety commissioner Walt Monegan after he refused to fire a state trooper who had divorced Palin’s sister.

I wonder what McCain was thinking when he brought on a governor under an ethics investigation. What I find most shocking about this story is that Palin waited until McCain chose her to be his VP before she sought to hire an attorney to deal with this matter.

Item #3: Palin Bridge to Nowhere Angers Many Alaskans

It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain’s vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called “bridge to nowhere” has upset many Alaskans.

During her first speech after being named as McCain’s surprise pick as a running mate, Palin said she had told Congress “‘thanks but no thanks’ on that bridge to nowhere.”

In the city Ketchikan, the planned site of the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere,” political leaders of both parties said the claim was false and a betrayal of their community, because she had supported the bridge and the earmark for it secured by Alaska’s Congressional delegation during her run for governor.

So what I’m getting from this item is that Palin is either a liar or disingenuous on the “Bridge to Nowhere” issue. Was she like John Kerry in that she was for it before she was against it?

Hold on for some more updates tomorrow.

Sarah Palin: The gift that keeps on giving.

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7 responses to “New Feature: Daily Palin Update

  1. Sarah Palin opposes sex education and favors abstinence instead.

    I wonder how that’s working out for you, Sarah!??

    I wonder what is says of her judgment.
    Oh, wait . . . maybe it was an immaculate conception!
    😉

    Check this out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25023895@N02/2819109511/

  2. Great point, Christian Liberal, and one that has been rolling through my head since I heard this news. What a farce.

    Of course, since most conservatives are in the mold of George Bush, we can nearly conclude that Governor Palin, when confronted first hand with the failure of abstinence-only sex education, will steadfastly refuse to reconsider her position. And the media will point to her “resolve.”

  3. I am a huge fan of the Daily Palin update, and I think it has the potential to be very entertaining. But, if I may be so bold, I propose a follow-up daily feature: Most Laughable Argument Floated by a McCain Surrogate to Refute Sarah Palin’s Complete Lack of Experience. Someone more creative than I will have to conjure up a catchy name.

    For starters, I nominate none other than the candidate’s wife, Cindy McCain. When asked about Sarah Palin’s national security experience, Mrs. McCain said that she did indeed have national security experience because “Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia.”

  4. Did you see Carville on Larry King last night? He was great! And everytime he made the case that Palin isn’t qualified to be VP, Rep. Michele Bachman would counter that his comments were demeaning and offensive to American women! Ha! Bachman had the creepy Republican smile plastered on her face the entire tiem. It was a joy to hear Carville rip into her, but that creepy smile made me cringe!

  5. CL, hah! On that link. Abstinence only education seems to put kids at risk as they act without having the information they need to avoid certain things. Funny pic!

  6. GB, I took your advice. That was a great idea.

  7. Laura- Serpenthead?? Yeah, I’m also over the animosity I felt toward him during the primaries. I’m sorry I missed the Larry King interview.

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