- She is a woman - see Exodus 18:21. Her place is NOT in politics, but in the home, caring for her family and raising her children. While she was pursuing her wonderful career as the governor of Alaska, her 17-year old daughter apparently decided to seek attention from her peers and wound up pregnant out of wedlock. Yes, I know that this is very typical these days, and that many families deal with the same situation - but how many of those families had mom stay home with the kids their whole lives? A very small fraction, I would guess.
- She is not pro-family. Even though Ms. Palin is touted as a pro-lifer because she chose not to abort her Down Syndrome baby (wow, I am so impressed), she clearly has higher priorities than her 5 children if she is the governor of Alaska and now hoping to become the second in command to the most powerful political figure in the world. And what kind of an example is she setting for her own daughters and young ladies all over the country? That politics is more important for a woman than family? Her message of "women can have it all" is just not true, as her daughter just proved to the world.
- She is a feminist:
Mrs. Sarah Palin’s National Press Conference Announcement With John McCain:
To serve as vice president beside such a man would be the privilege of a lifetime. And it’s fitting that this trust has been given to me 88 years almost to the day after the women of America first gained the right to vote. I think — I think as well today of two other women who came before me in national elections. I can’t begin this great effort without honoring the achievements of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and, of course, Senator Hillary Clinton who showed such determination and grace in her presidential campaign. It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America, but it turns out the women of America aren’t finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.
P.S. Please don't bother sending me dissenting comments. There are plenty of websites out there who think highly of McCain/Palin. This isn't one of them, and I will not post your comment.