Tonight is Sarah Palin's night. The convention goers will be witness to a bit of history, as we at home will. For the first time, some 20 years after the other party, the Republican party will nominate a woman in the VP slot on the Presidential ticket. And, a terrific choice Governor Palin is for the ticket, too.
A terrific celebration of the 88th anniversary of women's right to vote this week.
Just look at the Democrats all foaming at the mouth, lowering themselves to a new low even for them, and not learning from the lessons of the Hillary candidacy. Blatant sexism and stereotyping is alive and well in American politics. The media advocacy for the junior senator from Illinois and the coordinated effort of the scummy wing of the Democrat party working in conjunction with the Obama campaign are in full destroy Palin mode.
There are two really despicable stories being promoted by the Obama campaign and the national media about Governor Palin and they will be extinguished as time goes on. The first involves Governor Palin and the issue of gay marriage.
According to the web site Little Green Footballs, an interesting post appeared mentioned a web site titled: Sarah Palin Supports Gay Rights. The post was as follows: "Quote: "Gov. Sarah Palin vetoed a bill Thursday that sought to block the state from giving public employee benefits such as health insurance to same-sex couples." "Quote: "It is the Governor's intention to work with the legislature and to give the people of Alaska an opportunity to express their wishes and intentions whether these benefits should continue," the statement from Palin's administration said.""Coghill said he's interested in a new plan that would allow state employees to designate one person --maybe a same-sex partner, but also possibly a family member of roommate --who would be eligible for state-paid benefits. But the employee would have to pay to add that person to his or her benefits."
Then the poster said "Sarah Palin's veto gave gays the same rights as married couples in Alaska." "A vote for McCain/Palin is a vote for gay marriage."
Gay marriage? Hardly. Allowing a gay partner to have family benefits? Yes. Seems admirable to me. Did she ink in gay marriage in her state? No.
So, where did this little bit of lie come from? The Little Green Footballs guy tracked it down, using Linux console. The tracking went from "sarahpalingayrights.com" to "obamadefense.com" to "FightTheSmears.com" (the official Obama site which defends 'smears' against him), to "ObamaTaxCut.com".
The coordinated effort to pummel Gov. Palin, with the "progressives" thinking that Republicans will be so turned off about gay family issues that they would go running into the streets has backfired again. Just as it did when John Kerry felt the need to tell America, during a debate, that Mary Cheney is a lesbian.
Who are the small-minded people after all?
The Log Cabin Republicans have endorsed the McCain/Palin ticket. You may remember they did not endorse President Bush for re-election in 2004. According to their statement:
"Those of us gathered here this week for the Republican National Convention are honored for this opportunity--an opportunity to participate in the political process, to share our stories with our fellow Republicans, and, to do everything we can to ENSURE John McCain BECOMES THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES."
"On the most important issue that LGBT Americans faced int he last decade - the federal marriage amendment - Sen. John McCain stood with us. Now we stand with him."
"He is an inclusive Republican who is focusing the GOP on unifying our party around the core principles that bring our nation together. In recent years, too many Republicans have used divisive social issues in an effort to win elections. Sen. McCain is a different kind of Republican."
"He understands that we lost our majority in Congress in 2006 because we lost sight of core conservative issues and instead focused on divisive social issues."
I say, keep those attacks coming, scumbags. Change is in the eye of the beholder.