Trashing Sarah Palin's Pro-Life Credentials
Some people just aren't happy unless they can trash any and every candidate for office as being too "impure" to receive their vote. Gov. Sarah Palin appears to be no exception to their "pox on both your houses" worldview.
As I wrote yesterday, Sen. McCain's position on ESCR is abominable, and his running an ad touting his ESCR advocacy has me seriously reconsidering my decision to vote for the McCain-Palin ticket (which support was premised solely on the person whose name is at the bottom of the ticket).
But make no mistake. I don't for one minute believe that Gov. Palin shares Sen. McCain's view on ESCR. I believe her to be a walk-the-walk-and-talk-the-talk 100% pro-lifer. I may be proven wrong in this regard, but until there is some SOLID evidence that Gov. Palin supports this abomination, I will continue to believe that she (as she has stated in the past), in fact, does not.
Those who would read her interview with Charlie Gibson as evidencing that her views are something other than solidly pro-life are giving her words the most uncharitable of readings. She deserves the benefit of the doubt. (I mean, right there on national TV she defended her opposition to rape and incest exceptions to abortion, and argued against ESCR while noting that other forms of stem-cell research were more promising, yet certain fault finders are going to parse her words to make her sound like a frickin' "cannibal"? Please.)
Fortunately, the calumny against Gov. Palin isn't going unanswered.