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Who IS Sarah Palin’s Baby?

Yeah, I read some of the stuff out there.  All I could think was – oh, dear – this is NOT the stuff to demonstrate someone’s inability to hold a particular office – specifically, in this case, of vice-president of the U.S.  There are other ways.

I did find a couple comments at Kos I understand however in relation to lying, covering up something, reproductive rights, and the over-zealous religiosity of those who generally vote Republican or with the GOP.

Also, in Palin’s case, it would not just be a case of saving her daughter’s reputation, but also (and possibly foremost) one of cold calculation to save her own political career by keeping it free from the taint of hypocrisy and scandal. [by Donna in Rome on Sun Aug 31, 2008 at 03:52:58 AM PDT]

Actually, if you had any idea of the statistics affecting young women, especially in fundamentalist communities, it is not my own dignity I need to be worried about.  This is a candidate who seeks to impose not only criminalizing abortion, but criminalizing birth control.  That this woman is the mother of daughters and has boldly said that she would force her daughter to carry the child of a rape or incestuous child abuse, irrespective of the daughter’s feelings, development, age or readiness to take on the responsibility of parenthood, is more damaging to the dignity of women, children, and the spiritual meaning of relationship, of conception and male female relationships than anything I can think of.

Imagine a woman telling a minor that not only has been sexually violated, but inseminated against her will, that she cannot practice birth control and must carry the child to term.  That would be like being raped yet again: state-enforced pregnancy.  THAT is what Ms. Palin advocates. [by Septima on Sun Aug 31, 2008 at 12:39:16 PM PDT]

I don’t know what the story is or what it’s “really about.”  I’m not even sure if I care.   I think there’ s plenty else to go on other than checking out whose baby is really whose.  As another candidate for president says:

In a brief respite from partisanship, Democratic rival Barack Obama weighed in: “I think people’s families are off limits and people’s children are especially off limits”.

Obama also emphasized that his campaign was not in any way responsible for the spreading of any of the internet rumors surrounding Palin and her daughter.

One thing I distinctly noticed were McCain’s actions when introducing Palin.   There were a few moments when he seemed not ‘on cue.’  He seemed uncomfortable.  He didn’t seem to want to do this – seeming reluctant.   It wasn’t fleeting, but it didn’t last long either.   I just had the distinct impression that Palin was not McCain’s choice but was chosen for him.  By whom?  Whoever is in charge over there on the dark side.

Crooks & Liars had a story that led back to ‘Talk to Action’  which I read daily.   However a few days ago the story up was that Richard Land (president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission) had mentioned Palin’s name earlier in August.

CBSNews.com: Who’s on the list of people mentioned for VP that you think would most excite Southern Baptists and other members of the conservative faith community?

Richard Land: Probably Governor Palin of Alaska, because she’s a person of strong faith. She just had her fifth child, a Downs Syndrome child. And there’s a wonderful quote that she gave about her baby, and the fact that she would never, ever consider having an abortion just because her child had Downs Syndrome. She’s strongly pro-life.

Here’s more on certain other aspects of Palin’s religious background and such – “Dominionist Stalking Horse.”  As teen-agers we attended an Assembly of God church for a couple of years at our mother’s insistence.  It was worrying then; it still is now.


2 Responses

  1. Who? I thought this election already had one messianic star now a baby trying to steal the limelight. Wow! How unfair.

  2. It’s not a ‘baby trying to steal the limelight.’ It’s the very hypocrisy of Palin’s stance on particular issues, specifically abstinence from sexual behavior prior to marriage.

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