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Some Feminists Love Abortion on Demand But Hate Governor Sarah Palin
Life News ^ | 9/28/08 | Joan Swirsky

Posted on 09/29/2008 8:46:34 AM PDT by wagglebee

LifeNews.com Note: Joan Swirsky is a New York-based journalist and author. You can find out more about her at her web site http://www.joanswirsky.com. LifeNews.com may not necessarily endorse every view presented in the editorial columns we carry.

Why are the retro-feminists in the left-wing media, the National Organization of Women, and the abortion lobby, among other hysterics, militating so violently against Sarah Palin? It's because they value abortion-on-demand over every other subject on earth.

This "value" started in the late 1950s - before abortion became de rigueur - when the Food and Drug Administration approved the birth-control pill developed by Dr. John Rock and two collaborators. For the first time in human history, women had a measure of control over their fertility, which gave them a greater chance to pursue economic independence and escape bad marriages.

But in just a few years - aided by the even-then left-wing media - feminists managed to convince a gullible public that most of the bedrocks of American life were bad.

DOMESTICITY BAD

A few years after Rock's discovery, the godmother of feminism, Betty Friedan, fueled the feminist movement with her 1963 book, "The Feminist Mystique," in which she wrote: "As [women] made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night - she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question - `Is this all?'"

Friedan, also the founding mother of NOW, spoke to my generation, but not all of us bought her women-as-victims screed. As I raised three children, it was clear to me that creating a home, contributing to my children's security and happiness, and supporting my husband were not at all in conflict with my extra-domestic goals - just as they hadn't been obstacles for many women in my mother's generation. Maybe Betty and her friends were not sufficiently evolved to appreciate what legions of women had accomplished before them.

The result: Many of today's women are burning with rage that they "have to" work outside the home - for mostly paltry pay - and are unable to witness the first steps or words of their babies and teach them their values, but instead are forced to cede these important roles to daycare functionaries and hired nannies.

MISS & MRS. BAD

Gloria Steinem followed Friedan, coining the word Ms. - to remove the "stigma" of marital status as disqualifying qualified women for jobs - and founding Ms Magazine.

The result: today, the "evolved" women of the media and other women refer to themselves and other females as "you guys." Imagine if leftist newswomen like Soledad O'Brien, Andrea Mitchell or Katie Couric referred to their male colleagues as "you gals!" Some progress!

UNEQUAL PAY BAD

While the early feminists paved the way for some of today's young women to flourish in the marketplace, the price has been draconian. "The founders" consistently fail to mention that their second most-cherished tenet - of economic freedom - has resulted in the failure of one out of two marriages, leaving most women in dire economic straits.

The result: today, women still have not gained economic parity.

Relevant here is the "share the wealth" socialist philosophy of presidential candidate, Barack Obama. The women on his staff earn a paltry 77-cents on the dollar compared to the men, who receive 100 cents on the dollar. From October 1 through March 31 of this year, Obama paid women on his senate staff an average annual salary of $44,953.21 - $12,472 less than the $57,425 he paid men on his staff.

In stark contrast, Sen. McCain pays female campaign staffers 101 percent of what he pays men, and females on his senate staff higher salaries than he pays his male staff.

So much for the endorsement Sen. Obama received from Feminist Majority Foundation president Eleanor Smeal, in which she stated that pay equity was a major issue.

VALUING HUMAN LIFE ESPECIALLY BAD

Of course, the first most-cherished tenet of the feminist movement has always been abortion-on-demand - the "right" of women to put their "interests" (and moods and convenience) before giving birth to an unwanted child. This "inconvenience" has cost over 50-million babies their rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness since the Supreme Court enacted Roe v. Wade in 1973.

This "right" is heartily endorsed by Barack Obama, who has:

Said that women shouldn't be "punished" with babies if they weren't in the mood to have them.

Co-sponsored the "Freedom of Choice Act" (S-.1173) that would make partial-birth abortion legal again, require taxpayer funding of abortion, and invalidate all state and federal limitations on abortion, including parental-notification laws.

Failed to vote for the Illinois Partial-Abortion Ban Act.

Voted four times in the Illinois legislature against legislation that would have provided care and protections for babies who were born alive after abortion.

Voted to block a bill that would have required an abortionist to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state.

FOR RETRO-FEMINISTS, ABORTION RULES

As author Jeffrey Bell says about Gov. Palin: "The simple fact of her being a pro-life married mother of five with a thriving political career was - before anything else about her was known - enough for the left and its outliers to target her for destruction. She could not be allowed to contradict symbolically one of the central narratives of the left."

Writer Arnold Ahlert says that feminism, "like many movements that begin with good intentions, was hijacked by radicals who whittled it down to one over-arching requirement: either you're in favor of unrestricted abortion-on-demand, or we want nothing to do with you."

"If Palin were pro-choice," Ahlert continues, "is there any doubt whatsoever she'd be lionized by the very same people currently determined to kick the slats out from under her at every opportunity?" After all, she's "a governor, an experienced businesswoman and reformer willing to take on the hacks in her own party, an assertive, self-confident, self-made woman with a demonstrated sense of ease and contentment about who she is."

"20th Century feminism," he says, "has come to resemble the `Picture of Dorian Gray,' a movement that has grown incrementally uglier as time goes by. [Feminists'] unrelenting vitriol towards a woman whose only real `flaw' is a belief in the sanctity of life has revealed 20th Century feminism for the one-trick pony it has become."

Even the pro-abortion über-liberal Camille Paglia, wrote approvingly in Salon.com that Palin's debut on the national stage "represented an explosion of a brand new style of muscular American feminism"

"But what of Palin's pro-life stand?" Paglia asks. "I have criticized the way that abortion became the obsessive idée fixé of the post-1960's women's movement - leading to feminists' McCarthyite tactics in pitting Anita Hill with her flimsy charges against conservative Clarence Thomas...Similarly, Bill Clinton's support for abortion rights gave him a free pass among leading feminists for his serial exploitation of women - an abusive pattern that would scream misogyny to any neutral observer.

"But the pro-life position, whether or not it is based on religious orthodoxy, is more ethically highly evolved than my own tenet of unconstrained access to abortion on demand...hence, I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful. Liberals for the most part have shrunk from facing the ethical consequences of their embrace of abortion, which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue...I have never understood the standard Democratic combo of support for abortion and yet opposition to the death penalty. Surely it is the guilty rather than the innocent who deserve execution?

"The gigantic, instantaneous coast-to-coast rage directed at Sarah Palin," Paglia adds, "when she was identified as pro-life was, I submit, a psychological response by loyal liberals who on some level do not want to open themselves to deep questioning about abortion and its human consequences...It is nonsensical and counterproductive for Democrats to imagine that pro-life values can be defeated by maliciously destroying their proponents. And it is equally foolish to expect that feminism must for all time be inextricably wed to the pro-choice agenda. There is plenty of room in modern thought for a pro-life feminism..."

SHRIKES ON PARADE

In keeping with my theory of liberal pathology, the uncontrolled, childlike temper tantrums and obscenities that spew from leftists when faced with any disagreement is predictable.

Who can forget Susan Estrich's vile and inaccurate onslaught on the Opinion Editor of the Los Angeles Times, Michael Kinsley - who suffers from Parkinson's disease - when she complained that the newspaper wouldn't publish her syndicated column? "Your illness may have affected your brain, your judgment, and your ability to do this job."

Estrich revealed the kind of hatred the left has raised to an art form over the past eight years, in their epic - but failed - efforts to undermine President Bush, his reelection to POTUS in 2004, his "Surge" from prevailing in Iraq, and his effective blocking of even one piece of meaningful legislation that the Democrat congressional majority has put forth since its victory in 2006.

While the president is on his way out of office, the left's endemic rage still boils. Simply, they need someone to hate!

Enter Gov. Palin, who, as writer Kevin McCullough says, "scares them, intimidates them, and shatters the presuppositions of the Steinem, Allred, NARAL, and Oprah crowd."

Gloria Steinem: "Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with [Hillary] Clinton."

Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues":

"I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for Polar Bears...I need the polar bears...she does not believe in evolution...she does not believe in global warming...[she] does not believe in abortion...If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to get Obama elected then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin spoke at the RNC, `Drill Drill Drill.' I think of teeth when I think of drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent. I think of pain."

Sandra Bernhard, unfunny comedienne, warned that if Palin were to go to Manhattan, she'd be "gang-raped by [her] big black brothers."

Margaret Cho, unfunny comedienne, blogged: "She is evil" and then fantasized about having perverse sex with Palin, adding that Palin is "the worst thing to happen to America since 9/11."

Lindsay Lohan, of, um, Hollywood: "Is our country so divided that the Republicans' best hope is a narrow-minded, media-obsessed homophobe?"

Canadian writer Heather Mallick: Palin "has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favored by this decade's woman, the over-treated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression." Mallick commenting on Bristol Palin's boyfriend: "I'm not the one preaching homespun values but I'd destroy that ratboy before I'd let him get within scenting range of my daughter again..."

Carol Fowler, South Carolina Democratic chairwoman: "Palin's "primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion."

Michelle Cottle of the New Republic: Palin's nomination "is a slap in the face to all women."

Columnist Michelle Malkin describes the media hypocrites who fault Palin for daring to work and have children at the same time - exactly what they themselves have done.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien has four children under the age of eight, but has been "working overtime covering the campaign, anchoring daily coverage and nighttime conventions, and producing documentaries that require much time away from home."

NBC's Meredeith Viera juggles several demanding TV shows and "has three children at home and a husband who has battled multiple sclerosis and colon cancer."

CBS' Katie Couric, whose "husband died at 42 when her daughters were 6 and 2 years old...opted not to quit journalism...anchored NBC's `Today Show' through his illness and death, continued working an intensive schedule...as a single mother with two fatherless children at home, and then jumped to CBS News, where she maintains a rigorous on-air schedule, travel plans and an off-air social calendar."

CNN's Campbell Brown "flew to Las Vegas last year to moderate a political debate while 8½ months pregnant" and continues her demanding anchoring job to this day... with an infant at home!

We all know that it's not Palin's career-mother role or the she-doesn't-have-enough-experience canard or even her skill with guns these retro-feminists object to. It's her sin of not believing in abortion!

FEMINISM IN ITS DEATH THROES

In the Financial Times, Chrystia Freeland writes ("The Argument That Scares The Left To Death: Sarah Palin Really Is A Feminist Role Model"):

"What Democrats, and progressives generally, will have a harder time accepting is that Gov Palin's nomination could be a milestone for American women: in many ways she is an even better feminist icon than America's reigning top gal Hillary Clinton. In contrast with Mrs Clinton, whose most important political decision was whom she married, Mrs Palin is a genuinely self-made woman, who broke into politics without the head start of a powerful husband or father.

"Feminism has long been torn between focusing on the fight against sexism pure and simple, and waging a broader campaign for a `women's agenda,'on which abortion rights tend to feature prominently."

Historian Victor Davis Hanson said that, "the old definition of feminism is now dead...we were supposed to learn about a liberated Gov. Sarah Palin. Instead the media taught us more than we ever wanted to know about what they now call feminism."

Writer Maureen Scott has another take: "Feminists and their flocks of angry, aggressive, cutthroat, whining followers are just jealous that it isn't one of their `gals' up there. Sarah hasn't advocated for them or accepted their playbook of rules...She doesn't hate men, or support killing defenseless babies. She has not been part of demonstrations against America or fought in the streets against inequalities. Oh, the horrors of Sarah and her success!"

And Weekly Standard writer Noemie Emery writes: "Palin's pick was a hand grenade tossed into the old-fashioned feminist movement's aged and tottering hulk." How stunned Palin's feminist critics "must have been several days later when polls showed a move to McCain by white women and by independents...they might have found a few clues in the polls, which would have told them the abortion rights extremism they back is a minority viewpoint...so the old-fashioned feminists have fallen back on the old theme of false consciousness; that women who don't agree with them aren't really women at all."

"...it may turn out," Emery continues, "that the main contribution [Palin] makes to [McCain's] effort is in goading the Democrats into spasms of self-defeating and entirely lunatic rage. Somehow, every element of her life - the dual offense of being a beauty-queen and hunter; the Down syndrome baby who wasn't aborted; the teenage daughter about to get married, whose baby also wasn't aborted; the non-metrosexual husband working the nightshift; the very fact of five children - touched a nerve on the liberal template, and sent the whole beast into convulsions..."

AMERICA'S CHOICE

While I believe that Sen. John McCain is a good man, patriot, war hero, genuine reformer, and lifelong pro-life advocate, my suspicion is that Republicans, Democrats, and Independents will flock to the polls on November 4th to vote for the brightest new light on the political scene, Sarah Palin.

And it won't just be a vote for her fiscal conservatism, executive experience, reformer's track record, and family values, but to put the final nail in the coffin of the toxic feminism and abortion-on-demand fanaticism that has plagued our country for the last half century.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; feminazis; moralabsolutes; obamatruthfile; prolife; sarahpalin
And it won't just be a vote for her fiscal conservatism, executive experience, reformer's track record, and family values, but to put the final nail in the coffin of the toxic feminism and abortion-on-demand fanaticism that has plagued our country for the last half century.

Excellent observation!

1 posted on 09/29/2008 8:46:38 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 09/29/2008 8:48:04 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 09/29/2008 8:49:08 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Her views on abortion don’t matter to me because she’s going to be the VP and her opinions won’t really enter into matters.

What makes me nervous about her is she does not seem prepared to do the job of Vice President, let alone President. I don’t believe she has enough executive experience and she definitely does not have the foreign policy or economic smarts required of someone who will be one heartbeat away from the Presidency. I was disappointed in McCain’s choice, I really was. I would much rather have seen Mitt Romney on the ticket.

Also, while I support working moms, I think the mother of a pregnant teenage daughter and a learning disabled infant belongs with her family. They need her more than we do.


4 posted on 09/29/2008 8:51:48 AM PDT by yupyupyup
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To: yupyupyup

Welcome to FR.


5 posted on 09/29/2008 8:54:08 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes
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bump!


6 posted on 09/29/2008 8:58:12 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

“But”?


7 posted on 09/29/2008 8:59:42 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: yupyupyup

let’s put it this way. Sarah Palin is the stealth pick. Everyone thought McCain would pick Pawlenty or Romney until the last minute.

she knows a lot more than what she lets on.


8 posted on 09/29/2008 9:02:11 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Just let Sarah be Sarah!)
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To: yupyupyup
What makes me nervous about her is she does not seem prepared to do the job of Vice President, let alone President.

Harry Truman had ZERO executive experience (other than being a failed businessman) before he became VP. He was VP for a couple months and was totally in the dark before he became president. Truman is generally considered to be either the best or second best president of the 20th Century.

9 posted on 09/29/2008 9:06:00 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: ari-freedom

“...she knows a lot more than what she lets on.”

She also knows more than Obambi and Biden do (put together).


10 posted on 09/29/2008 9:07:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: wagglebee

abortion/Palin ping


11 posted on 09/29/2008 9:07:56 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: BibChr
“But”?

That's the first thing I noticed as well. Seems like we need an "And" here.

12 posted on 09/29/2008 9:07:57 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (The Global Warming Heretic -- http://AGW-Heretic.blogspot.com)
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“...”...it may turn out,” Emery continues, “that the main contribution [Palin] makes to [McCain’s] effort is in goading the Democrats into spasms of self-defeating and entirely lunatic rage. Somehow, every element of her life - the dual offense of being a beauty-queen and hunter; the Down syndrome baby who wasn’t aborted; the teenage daughter about to get married, whose baby also wasn’t aborted; the non-metrosexual husband working the nightshift; the very fact of five children - touched a nerve on the liberal template, and sent the whole beast into convulsions...”

PING - hiredhand; Gilbo_3; Squantos; Jo Nuvark; Das Outsider
A MUST READ.

WOW....just....WOW...I am speechless (no mean feat there...)
Thank you for posting!!! Smacked it right out of the park...Liberals are most assuredly deranged, and when something comes to the forefront that exposes the flimsy nature of their “worldview” - they blow whatever gaskets they have left.

And THAT makes them all the more dangerous and NEVER to be trusted with the reins of power.


13 posted on 09/29/2008 9:09:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: wagglebee

Kind of a high DUH factor. The issue for us conservatives is how to get them to bring it into the open.


14 posted on 09/29/2008 9:11:08 AM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: yupyupyup
"What makes me nervous about her is she does not seem prepared to do the job of Vice President, let alone President."

The only "required" job for VP is to give the deciding vote in the Senate in case of a tie. Anything else is what you want to make of the job or are delegated by the President. Sarah Palin seems to be accepted warmly by foreign dignitaries. She could be our greatest ambassador if McCain wants to unleash her on the world. By the time she gets back, she will have more "foreign policy experience" than 1000 Obamas.
15 posted on 09/29/2008 9:16:16 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Yep. Or “and therefore.”


16 posted on 09/29/2008 9:17:20 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: wagglebee

Somebody should post the cartoon of Obummer in the dumpster behind the abortion clinic wielding a club, making sure there are no survivors.


17 posted on 09/29/2008 9:17:26 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: yupyupyup
Her views on abortion don’t matter to me because she’s going to be the VP and her opinions won’t really enter into matters.

So, you think her "opinions" are unimportant, but believe her "experience" is?

Reading through your other posts, it seems that you are far more of a libertarian than a conservative, so it's hardly surprising that you would be turned off by a genuine conservative on the ticket.

18 posted on 09/29/2008 9:20:19 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

She is also the ONLY candidate among the four that actually has executive experience, and while you’re correct that Truman was one of the best, Palin’s experience is a close match with that of another good one, Teddy Roosevelt.


19 posted on 09/29/2008 9:36:46 AM PDT by Marauder (Damn all Bolshevik Utopian democRats to hell.)
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To: NFHale
heheh,

thet have NO depth of character or ideals...once confronted they quickly decend to throwin poo,

exactly why they are very dangerous, not only politically, but socially as well...

20 posted on 09/29/2008 10:01:52 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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If I could write the “PERFECT” anti-liberal, anit-feminist,
anti-antiAmerican rant, this editorial would be it.

GREAT POST!

[... The women on (Oblahblah’s) staff earn a paltry 77-cents on the dollar compared to the men, who receive 100 cents on the dollar. From October 1 through March 31 of this year, Obama paid women on his senate staff an average annual salary of $44,953.21 - $12,472 less than the $57,425 he paid men on his staff...]

Another fact that should be spread to the people. Just
don’t forget to dodge the Missouri Law Enforcement. To
them anything that casts Oblahblah in a negative way is
a lie. My how reason has failed us.


21 posted on 09/29/2008 10:04:14 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: LetsRok

Let’s hope so. All of the candidates are making me nervous.


22 posted on 09/29/2008 10:38:22 AM PDT by yupyupyup
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23 posted on 09/29/2008 10:55:19 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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Reminds me of that perennial headline, "Prison population up despite decreasing crime rate".
24 posted on 09/29/2008 11:02:59 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (The Global Warming Heretic -- http://AGW-Heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: yupyupyup
If you would read the Wikipedia entry on Governor Palin you will see that she has as much executive experience going into the Vice Presidency as Governors Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Teddy Roosevelt had going into the Presidency.

And she has much MORE than Barack Obama, who, with very slight legislative background ---a lackluster stint in the Illinois Legislature and 143 days in the U.S. Senate (the amount of time he as there before he embarked on his Presidential campaign)--- had only one significant run of executive experience: chairing the Board of Directors of the failed and massively fraudulent Chicago Annenberg Challenge which, according to its official assessors, blew through $110 million in six years and "failed to achieve any of its stated, measurable educational goals," with "little or no impact on outcomes for students."

Funny that Obama, who is very big on autobiography (he's published two of them already) mentions very, very little about Annenberg.

On the other hand, Palin hasn't written an autobiography, Maybe because she's been busy serving the public a lot more effectively than Obama ever did.

25 posted on 09/29/2008 11:52:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." - Isaac Asimov)
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I’m no fan of Barack Obama either.

However, I would be a liar if I said the Republican ticket filled me with confidence. I’m not going to lie. I’m nervous.


26 posted on 09/29/2008 1:59:55 PM PDT by yupyupyup
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Yes it was perfect. Saved it for future reference, and to use to get in a liberal’s face when appropriate...


27 posted on 09/29/2008 2:09:41 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: yupyupyup

Well, I’m not exactly all-aglow with the splendor of the Republican (cough) party (cough, cough), either. But I think Sarah Palin deserves a lot more credit than she gets, even around here.

That said, welcome to Free Republic! (Not just for Republicans!)


28 posted on 09/29/2008 3:20:23 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." - Isaac Asimov)
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To: wagglebee
Some Feminists Love Abortion on Demand But Hate Governor Sarah Palin
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Abortion Issue Again Dividing Catholic Votes (see comment for bishops response)
Bella Star Eduardo Verástegui Urges Hispanic Voters to Reject Obama Over Abortion
Former abortion doctor urges South Dakotans to vote for life
ICYMI: Video: Voters Guide for Serious Catholics

Bishops To Congress: "We Can't Reduce Abortion By Promoting Abortion"
Poll: Women Not Turned Off Over Palin's Abortion Views
Invitation to BornAliveTruth.Org Conf. Call Tues. 9/23, 9:30pm ET
Sarah Palin's Knockout Question (The Faith Trap The MSM Will Lay And How She Should Answer It Alert)
Political trivia: Name the excommunicated Catholic running on the national ticket
Knights of Columbus Ads: Biden, You Violate Catholic Teaching on Abortion
Post-abortive men finally speak out
Abortion a Key Issue in Battleground States, Gives McCain Advantage on Obama
Clinging to Her Religion: The faith journey of Sarah Palin, 'Bible-believing Christian.'
New Abortion Study Fuels Criticism of Obama and Praise of Palin

Obama Ad Calls Abortion Survivor, McCain "Sleazy Despicable Liars"
Good Video for Catholic Voters (and others)
McCain, RNC Don’t Respond to Questions About Ambiguous Stem-Cell Ad
Palin Boosts McCain With Devout Catholic Voters
Breaking: Has McCain "softened' his position on embryonic research?
Study Shows Parental Involvement Laws Reduce Abortions From 19-31 Percent
‘Objectivist’ Writer: Trig Palin a Financial Burden Who Should Have Been Aborted
Obama casts light on McCain's abortion stance
Parental Politics
Orthodox Rabbi Extols Gov. Palin

Shock Poll: Jews Now Favor McCain in New York, 54-32
Libertarian Group Condemns Sarah Palin for Not Killing Disabled Baby in Abortion
Born-alive survivor plea to Obama
"Not Even the Economy Trumps Culture of Life Issues in This Election": Fr. Richard Neuhaus
False Ad Claims John McCain Not Pro-Life on Abortion
Pride Sally, Pride (Sally Quinn on morality of abortion and impact on your choice of candidate)
Salon Article on Sarah Palin and Hospital Abortions Leaves Out Half The Story
Ad Featuring Late-term Abortion Survivor Targets Barack Obama on Infanticide
Catholic Bishops Seek to Meet With McCain, Obama
Palin 'Extremely Negative' on 'Women's Issues,' Feminist Leader Says [Eleanor Smeal.......]

BREAKING: McCain Shifts His Position on Stem Cells?
Newsweek: Palin 'Inflicts' Her Religion on US, She's 'Not a Woman'
"Inspirational & Educational film on voting for Catholics and all people of faith
Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Nothing Qualifies Judge to Create Abortion Right
Is Palin new face of Religious Right, or old?
Bring Me To Life
Salon Article on Sarah Palin and Hospital Abortions Leaves Out Half The Story
Palin's Frightening Pentecostalism (Good for Laughs)
Pope Benedict XVI Urges Catholics to Oppose Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide

Editorial: Who Will Speak for Human Embryonic Life?
Last Chance -- For Life
Fr. Pavone: A New Chapter in the Pro-life Movement
Catholic Vote
Doctor Worries That Palin's Decision Could Decrease Abortions
A Winning Streak with Evangelicals by Eleanor Clift
The Triumph of Culture Over Politics
Religious Right finally shows faith in John McCain
John McCain opposes the intentional creation of human embryos for research purposes
USCCB will discuss abortion politics in plenary session

McCain launches pro-stem cells ad
Your Brother Is a Blessing (The power of Trig.)
New website launched to inform Catholic voters about their ‘rich heritage’
(Watch this video!!)New Video from CatholicVote.com
Courting Catholics (Republican Convention Targets a Key Swing Vote)
Heads Up, Californians! “Sensible and realistic” ( CA bishops endorse Proposition 4 ) Parental Notification before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy
BIDEN IS SELF-DESTRUCTING
Oh no! Palin's example might inspire others to reject abortion
(On Abortion): Pols Talk Faith, Bishops Talk Fact

John McCain Repeats Stance: Roe Abortion Case a "Bad Decision," Overturn It
Local Couple Meets With McCain, Palin
Trig's Breakthrough
The Importance of Trig Being
RUSH: Family with Down Syndrome Child Meets John McCain and Sarah Palin
Palin helps McCain with evangelicals, doesn't ensure their vote: analysts
Choosing Trig (A symbolic leap ahead for children with Down syndrome and their parents)
Family With Down Syndrome Child Meets John McCain And Sarah Palin (Ruush Awesome!!!)
McCain camp says Biden 'sunk to a new low' [Biden/Obama care more about special needs kids
Courting Catholics (Republican Convention Targets a Key Swing Vote)

Trig Paxson Van Palin (Rich Lowry)
McCain, Palin going to region threatened by storm
Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning
Down syndrome
Alaska - Chabad Rabbi: Sarah Palin a Great Friend To The Jewish Community
Integrity in Politics [Sarah Palin]
Calling All Pro-life Dems
Sarah Palin: member of Feminists for Life
Don’t Blame the Bishops - Catholic means pro-life
Sarah Palin Wants Creationism Taught In Schools

John McCain & Sarah Palin on Shattering the Glass Ceiling (People Mag. Interview Today)
Laura Ingraham - PALIN: The PERFECT Conservative Choice!!
Sarah Palin's Feminists for Life Membership Points to Pro-Woman, Pro-Life View
Gov. Sarah Palin discusses son Trig's Down syndrome diagnosis
Governor Sarah Palin's church and a list of sermons she may have heard
Conservative leaders react to McCain’s VP choice of pro-life Gov. Sarah Palin
McCain chooses pro-life Sarah Palin for veep (updated facts about Palin)
Palin Pick Causes 'Elation' among Evangelical Leaders
Beauty and the Beast? (Insightful Analysis of McCain's potential pick for VP)
National Right to Life calls GOP platform "Strongest Ever"

McCain Himself Accuses Obama of Courting Infanticide
GOP takes a hard line on abortion for its platform
John McCain Criticizes Barack Obama on Abortion, Opposing Infanticide Bill
McCain Goes There (Takes On Obama’s ‘Above My Pay Grade’ Remark)
McCain attacks Obama on pro-abortion stance
McCain, Vietnam, and a cross in the dirt
Pro-Life Expert on Population Issues Says McCain Better on Abortion Than Obama
US Bishops Look at Election
Vote for Real Hope and Change [Archbishop Chaput]
Stopping Abortions, Protecting Human Life Not Above a President's Pay Grade

RNC: McCain Won’t Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate
Real Change ("Catholics don’t stop being Catholic at the voting booth.")
McCain and Obama try to navigate the politics of abortion
Obama and McCain Woo Catholics
Editorial: At the Saddleback Forum, Senator McCain and Pastor Warren took the Gold
Religious Voters Favor McCain, Poll Claims
Sen. McCain holds private meeting with Archbishop Chaput
John McCain's Remarks on Abortion in Speech to National Pro-Life Convention
McCain campaign plans ‘very aggressive’ outreach to Catholic voters
McCain Meets with Selected Catholic Leaders

29 posted on 09/29/2008 4:39:48 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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30 posted on 09/30/2008 3:52:20 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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