Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Getting To Know You

We’re finding out more things about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who tonight will accept the Republican nomination to be vice president. In addition to what we learned yesterday, there’s some more interesting background showing up.

– She used her line-item veto to cut funding to a “state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live.” Ironic, that.

– The leader of the Alaska Independence Party — a group Ms. Palin courted and her husband belonged to — “once professed his ‘hatred for the American government’ and cursed the American flag as a ‘damn flag.'” Would this be Ms. Palin’s version of Rev. Jeremiah Wright?

– As mayor of Wasilla, she tried to ban books from the town library.

We’re also finding out that the McCain campaign didn’t really get a good look at Gov. Palin or her record until the day before Sen. McCain tapped her to be his running mate. The campaign says that they knew everything about Gov. Palin before her name was announced. If that’s true, then it calls into serious question the decision-making process and judgment that John McCain brings to the White House. And if it’s not true; that all of these revelations — which would have doomed a Democratic candidate at the hands of the SCLM and the right wing — were surprises to the McCain campaign and they went ahead with her nomination anyway, it calls into serious question the decision-making process and judgment that John McCain brings to the White House.