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Still Scrubbing… The McCain/Palin campaign keeps forgetting about Google Cache September 3, 2008

Posted by Robert in Election 08, Politics.
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Ben Smith over at Politico, noted the following today in his column.

Back in 2006, the Eagle Forum Alaska sent out a questionnaire to all the potential gubernatorial candidates.  Sarah Palin was one of 2 candidates that responded.  The group recently removed the results of the questionnaire from their site.  Looks like the McCain/Palin Internet Ghostbusters are at it again.

Luckily for us, Google knows all, sees all and forgets nothing.

A few highlights:

3. Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?

SP: Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.

… that one doesn’t even need a comment.

10. Do you support the Alaska Supreme Court’s ruling that spousal benefits for state employees should be given to same-sex couples? Why or why not?

SP: No, I believe spousal benefits are reserved for married citizens as defined in our constitution.

There’s more of that compassionate conservatism we can expect from Mrs. Reform.

11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

SP: 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.

I’m not even sure where to begin with this one.  First off, the Pledge of Allegiance was not written until 1892 by Frances Bellamy.  Frances was a Baptist Minister and a Christian Socialist just like Martin Luther King Jr. So that’s pretty good company.  Either way, not one “Founding Father” had anything to do with the pledge of allegiance.  Next up, say what you want about the “Under God” part of the pledge (I personally think it has a nice ring to it) but it wasn’t in the original text.  It wasn’t added until 1954.

So there you have it.  This is probably just me “running scared” because obviously John McCain has picked the perfect person to be his VP.  I’m probably just lashing out because she’s had such an energizing effect on the Republican base.  But maybe, just maybe, I’m mad because this it doesn’t seem like this person could pass a 6th grade history test much less stare down Putin.  But what else should I expect?  We’ve already had a VP who couldn’t pass 4th grade spelling.



1. chuck s - September 4, 2008

For crying out cornflakes…my IQ is about a six and even I knew that about the “pledge”

2. Mark - September 4, 2008

It’s creepy how you don’t believe in conservative values. Honestly, it’s brave new world creepy.

3. BlueFRanco - September 4, 2008


“Last night we saw Tonya Harding with a speechwriter. She offered almost nothing of substance. She’s positive we should be paranoid. She mocked constitutional rights. Well screw you, Nananook of the Nazis. The stuff about putting the governor’s jet on E-Bay was cute but other than that she did what reactionaries always accused hippies of doing — she tore down but she didn’t build up. She did something that no hippie was ever accused of doing, she fortified the luxury bunker where the rich and powerful hide. The creepy thing is that she did it in the guise of an American every woman. She sold herself as a great administrator, even though she couldn’t manage to keep a carwash open in the the muddiest state in the union. . “

4. BlueFRanco - September 6, 2008

For your reading pleasure/displeasure(aftery you read the first line)…..More on the new KKKDiva of the reTHUGS……she is quite the ……………


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