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Thursday, October 02, 2008

I'll stop the Sarah Palin posts when she stops with the B.S.

(CBS) Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin have put in some very long days preparing for their Thursday night debate. To give voters a better sense of who these candidate are, and where they stand on a number of issues, CBS News anchor Katie Couric asked Biden and Palin some "Vice Presidential Questions." This installment tackles Roe v. Wade and Supreme Court decisions.

Katie Couric: Why do you think Roe v. Wade was a good decision?

Joe Biden: Because it's as close to a consensus that can exist in a society as heterogeneous as ours. What does it say? It says in the first three months that decision should be left to the woman. And the second three months, where Roe v. Wade says, well then the state, the government has a role, along with the women's health, they have a right to have some impact on that. And the third three months they say the weight of the government's input is on the fetus being carried.

And so that's sort of reflected as close as anybody is ever going to get in this heterogeneous, this multicultural society of religious people as to some sort of, not consensus, but as close it gets.

I think the liberty clause of the 14th Amendment … offers a right to privacy. Now that's one of the big debates that I have with my conservative scholar friends, that they say, you know, unless a right is enumerated - unless it's actually, unless [it] uses the word "privacy" in the Constitution - then no such "constitutional right" exists. Well, I think people have an inherent right.

Couric: Are there Supreme Court decisions you disagree with?

Biden: You know, I'm the guy who wrote the Violence Against Women Act. And I said that every woman in America, if they are beaten and abused by a man, should be able to take that person to court - meaning you should be able to go to federal court and sue in federal court the man who abused you if you can prove that abuse. But they said, "No, that a woman, there's no federal jurisdiction." And I held, they acknowledged, I held about 1,000 hours of hearings proving that there's an effect in interstate commerce.
Women who are abused and beaten and beaten are women who are not able to be in the work force. And the Supreme Court said, "Well, there is an impact on commerce, but this is federalizing a private crime and we're not going to allow it." I think the Supreme Court was wrong about that decision. <---- dang, closing sentence and all! Give him an A+


Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?

Sarah Palin: I think it should be a states' issue not a federal government-mandated, mandating yes or no on such an important issue. I'm, in that sense, a federalist, where I believe that states should have more say in the laws of their lands and individual areas. Now, foundationally, also, though, it's no secret that I'm pro-life that I believe in a culture of life is very important for this country. Personally that's what I would like to see, um, further embraced by America. <---- really, Sarah? You were quoted as saying that you believe the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT is working and yet THAT is a federal mandate, forced upon states in ways that states had NO SAY over and NONE of the promised funding from Washington.

Couric: Do you think there's an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution? <--- this is "gotcha journalism" to republicans

Palin: I do. Yeah, I do.

Couric: The cornerstone of Roe v. Wade. <----- haha! Go Katie!

Palin: I do. And I believe that individual states can best handle what the people within the different constituencies in the 50 states would like to see their will ushered in an issue like that.

Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?

Palin: Well, let's see. There's, of course in the great history of America there have been rulings, that's never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but …

Couric: Can you think of any?

Palin: Well, I could think of … any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But, you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.

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Where to begin?!

I remember taking a law class for my masters and the professor said to everyone on the very first minute of class:
"If you can name every single justice on the supreme court, I will give you and A and dismiss you this very moment." He went on the explain the importance of these men and how their decisions affect how you live your life each and every day. It was a most profound moment and he insisted that we not only learn their names, but important decisions that had been made. And a potential V.P. cannot name one?!

Seriously, if you can print these answers out and paste them next to each other, you will see why I cringe when I hear her answer a question. She never has an answer. She beats around the bush ( or what we learned in college, known as B.S. 101) and doesn't even have the courtesy to say she can't think of one at the moment. The closest she got to saying that was when she told Katie Couric "I'll try to think of some and get back to ya!".

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I just heard it put this way:

1 out of 3 vice presidents, becomes PRESIDENT.

Think. about. that!

And watch the debates tonight. I have heard it spun that she is stupid like a fox and is actually a great debator. I'm looking forward to tonight. How else will I know when to laugh when Tina Fey is on SNL this Saturday?

2 Comments:

Blogger Musicaljean said...

I must say, it's painful to listen to her.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Saucy said...

Sister,

You are my new BFF. I do not like that Sarah Palin, I do not like green eggs and ham.

10:59 PM  

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