NOW Blasts Palin

October 18, 2008

The National Association of Women endorsed Obama and today called Palin and an “incompetent” who might put the woman’s movement back generations.  This is certainly not surprising but it is probably a welcome endorsement to Obama.

To my knowledge, other than a reference to the glass ceiling and her place in history (done mostly while she was courting Clinton supporters), Palin has not paid much attention to women’s issues.  NOW takes umbrage at the obvious tokenism and says:

To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech, gun control, the separation of church and state,and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-(and possibly first)-most-powerful person on the planet.

This is a very broad swing, but there were unarguably far better and more qualified women in the pool of possible running mates.


Hate Literature in America

October 18, 2008

Wow.  Here’s a blogger’s compilation of  hate literature being circulated in swing states.  This compares rather starkly with Factcheck.org’s research on the subject of Bill Ayers.

What interests me is that people get this stuff and circulate false information based on it. No wonder Bush did not adequately fund education and cut back education loans.