Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's opposition to bar crackdown surprised some (Trib complains she's not a religious nut)
Posted on 10/04/2008 6:29:13 PM PDT by Krankor
Sarah Palin may be the heroine of the religious right, but Rev. Gene Straatmeyer vividly recalls a public run-in he once had with the now Republican vice presidential candidate over clergy support for a crackdown on bars. It was August 1996, just weeks before Palin's election as mayor of tiny Wasilla, Alaska. And Straatmeyer, a local Presbyterian minister and head of two church coalitions, testified at a City Council hearing for a measure to shorten the traditional 5 a.m. last call by a few hours.
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More handiwork of the winged monkeys. 1996? What was Obama or Biden doing in 1996????
I get “page not found” when I try your link.
“Of course, if she had voted to reduce the bars’ hours, we’d be reading an article about how she imposed her evangelical temperance on the citizens of Wasilla.”
Exactly. She chose the correct path IMO. She let the bars make the decision. Pro-business, pro-freedom. Exactly as it should be.
Color me disappointed. LoL!
People drink in Alaska?
I thought Alaska was a right wing Christian Theocracy (at least that’s what they told me at DK and DU).
Well, Governor Palin shot down in flames another myth: that normal people who take their religion and moral standards seriously, neither have to wear their religion on their sleeve, nor lose sight of the fact that, in our system, the religious and secular universes can coexist, separately and peacefully, thankyouverymuch!
She really does keep her religious views to herself and doesn’t allow them to interfere with her governance.
This is called “rational thought”. You can hold religion in your heart and accept and believe that your religious beliefs don’t belong imposing on the freedom of others.
That is an idea the left just cannot grasp.
that’s the type of person mccain wants for the SC
That's because their liberalism is their religion.
You know I know a local minister who is a big religious conservative and he had a disagreement with our secularist mayor about banning alcohol on the Boise river, with the miniister believing it should be legal to drink and the liberal mayor disagreeing.
30 investigators and lawyers?
The mountain moved and produced a mouse.
Sarah must be the cleanest politician of all time. They can’t find anything!!
It is to laugh.
The left has no feel for faith and I presume they think we conservatives are shallow and pious. But what they dont get is that we are certainly against killing babies and redefining marriage. Sara Palin is a rock and very gifted and reasonable. Unlike Obama who is a fake and a fraud pretending to be religious, but liberals know that, which is why they accept him and reject Sara.
“She chose the correct path IMO. She let the bars make the decision. Pro-business, pro-freedom. Exactly as it should be.”
Yes, indeed. A conservative does not “crackdown” on bars. That is something a Social-Engineering-Nanny-Stater does. Thank heavens Sarah Palin knows the difference between the two!
The Tribune is losing money like mad and they waste two reporters and two expense accounts on this tripe?
I may never stop being amazed at how these hit pieces evaporated for a week or so. I guess she really did win the debate.
Of course you mean we can live peacefully, but unfortunately liberals can't do that because they are so filled with hatred towards the religious right.
The liberal media just doesn’t really have a clue. Now they expect her to rally against bars? That’s not who she is. She’s normal, and they don’t understand normal.
That is an idea the left just cannot grasp.
Darn, you beat me to it. Actually, the Left believes the opposite--they want to impose their preferences on us.
The horror the horror the horror. She kept the bars open.
The woman has no shame!! /S She has my vote!
‘A dry martini,’ he said. ‘One. In a deep champagne goblet.’ ‘Oui, monsieur.’
‘Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?’
‘Certainly monsieur.’ The barman seemed pleased with the idea
What was Obama doing in 1996?
He was SUEING CITIBANK FOR NOT GIVING MORE LOANS TO PEOPLE With BAD CREDIT - Really.
Can't you just hear the Chicago Trib editor saying, "Hey, I know this piece amounts to nothing, but we have to do SOMETHING to damage Caribou Barbie's reputation with her feeble minded Jesus-freak followers."
The best part is the money spent to acquire such importanat information.
Bet you learned that here on Free Republic and not in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post or the NYT? Not much delving into the Chicago records of one Barack Hussein Obama from the liberal media, is there. It’s like the media all want to be the counter to conservative talk radio instead of maintaining their professional journalistic integrity.
I am willing to bet you that Sarah Palin would sit down and have a beer with you on an NFL Sunday.
This is new attack, try to separate McCain and Palin form the base.
I am from the hills of Southeastern Ohio. We are all Reagan Democrats. Most of us have Christian beliefs. ....and most of us drink.
The Chicago Tribune is so out of touch.
“Never been to AK but 5:00 am is late by Los Angles standards!”
I imagine that when it gets sorta’ dark in Anchorage around 3 am in the summer it might make a bit more sense. Lots of folks up there will say “Sleep? I’ll sleep this winter!”
That have had 30 Lawyers up there digging for a month. and this is the only sh*t they can come up with ?
Sarah Palin refused to shut down a bar ?
That would make her a HERO in Southern Ohio !
We have a PRESIDENTIAL candidate with ties to radical terrorists like William Ayers, we have Tony Rezko who did his deals with the Dem governor. We have the Rev. Wright and his “black liberation theology” and a church that Barack attended for 20 years, and they want to talk about a dispute about the hours a bar was open for business in Alaska. This is just unbelievable. And she is NOT running for President! I am appalled at the Obama media machine that has absolutely NO INTEREST in the things that should concern them about Barack Obama and yet they fall all over themselves over a silly story like this.
Only if the morons at The Trib think McCain/Palin’s base is a bunch of anal retentive Nanny-Staters!
Given the extreme changes in sunlight in Alaska over the year I am left wondering what the point of moving a closing time would be. To her this might be less of a religious or drunk driving issue than an Alaskan issue.
The nights may be short but their centre is still midnight
3AM the Sun is on the way up.
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