Sunday, November 30, 2008

Palin's Shortcomings

Sarah Palin appears to be kicking off her 2012 presidential campaign early. I have several serious objections to Sarah Palin as a presidential candidate. Contrary to the early victim rhetoric from the Palin camp, none of them have anything to do with the fact that she is a conservative Christian woman.

  • Sarah Palin is intellectually dishonest. She ignores opinions different from her own, and even mis-represents expert opinions when she thinks she can get away with it.

  • She tries to dictate other peoples' opinions. Her attempts to ban books and to control the activities of her librarian were nothing short of despicable. Her desire to force the teaching of theology in the science classroom is frightening to anyone who cares about the separation of church and state.

  • She is ignorant. I don't care where she went to school or for how long. For anyone to grow to adulthood believing that Africa is a country and not a continent requires a level of intellectual incuriosity only matched by W.


The Palin Selection