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Boxer reacts to Palin’s speech

By Aaron Kinney
Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 3:48 pm in 2008 Presidental Race, Aaron Kinney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic Party, Political Campaigns.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaking Wednesday in Hayward and rocking a longer-than-usual haircut.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaking Wednesday in Hayward and rocking a longer-than-usual haircut.

Sen. Barbara Boxer has released a statement panning Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech last night. (Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a more favorable response.) Here ’tis:

“Last night, Sarah Palin proved that she can throw a punch — one packed with sarcasm to divert attention from her lack of experience.

“Palin didn’t even attempt to make the case to the American people that she is ready to be Vice President or President, should that become necessary. Sarah Palin is a great candidate for the far right, but after examining her slim record in office, I cannot imagine mainstream Americans would support a Vice Presidential nominee with such extreme views.

“Palin would criminalize abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, and does not believe insurance companies should cover birth control.

“Palin remains unconvinced that human activity is the cause of global warming, even though the world’s leading scientists unequivocally agree that it is.

“Palin has a one-dimensional answer to our energy crisis — the Exxon policy of giving more leases to Big Oil. She has no concern about our thriving coastal, tourism-based economy and no requirement that they drill in the millions of acres where they already hold undeveloped leases. Sarah Palin is a candidate who is extreme, not mainstream.

“In addition, Palin is under investigation by her state legislature for abusing her executive power and when she was mayor, she left the people of Wasilla in debt.

“The choice of Sarah Palin by John McCain shows a real lack of judgment.”

Meanwhile, Matt Drudge continues to try to do his best as America’s media “tone setter” to tilt the momentum of the campaign narrative back in McCain and Palin’s favor.

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4 Responses to “Boxer reacts to Palin’s speech”

  1. Hans Roth Says:

    I don’t understand a political party (democrat) who consistantly is against the death penalty for child rapists and murderers but supports a womans right to murder their unborn child. How can anyone with any moral fiber at all support abortion?

  2. Hans Rot Says:

    I dont understand why Hans Roth makes his question a political one – by associating a given political party (democrat) with a specific moral position. I know of many Republicans who have verbalized support for a woman’s right of choice. So, I’ll assume that Hans’ question is rhetorical.

    Hey Hans – it’s kinda like one’s belief in a higher power – you know, little or no scientific basis – but, for most of us – an important part of our belief system. So it goes that there are other (seemingly – to you) moral conflicts…….

  3. Sonueu Says:

    I don’t understand a political party (republican) who consistantly is against a womans right to murder their unborn child but supports the continued murder of innocent non-combatants.

    How can anyone with any moral fiber at all support the taking of innocent human life of ANY KIND ?

  4. Pam Says:

    Palin is an idiot and not qualified to be vp

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