Friday, September 12, 2008

Sarah Palin: enemy of reason??

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Republican US Presidential Candidate John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin, who has described herself as a pitbull wearing lipstick, is certainly a social conservative! She is a million miles away from progressive and green politics - and even worse has views consistent with being an enemy of reason!

She is on record as: very strongly opposing abortion; against "explicit sex-ed programs" in schools, backing abstinence-only education; opposing same-sex marriage; supporting capital punishment; supporting teaching creationism in public schools; supporting the right to bear arms, including handguns; promoting oil and natural gas resource development in Alaska, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR); opposing federal listing of the polar bear as an endangered species; opposing the designation of the Cook Inlet beluga whale as an endangered species; supporting 'predator control' initiatives such as the aerial hunting of wolves; and unlike John McCain, she apparently does not believe that climate change is largely human-caused, though as a believer in creationism she is hardly keen on rational, scientific concepts like evidence and investigative testing and questioning!!