Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ugh!


It's really hard to envision a candidate more at odds with our beliefs than Sara Palin. Both the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria-grade rantings of her Bishop, and the 'death of the Goddess' intentions offered up by her church were excellently covered over at Wild Hunt (here and here). Palin seems to delight in the desecration of just about every element of earth-based spirituality or science, so I guess she should be given credit for consistency.

The Human Society has recently come out in support of Obama/Biden. Although McSame's record in regards to wildlife is ambivalent at best, Palin's is horrendous:

...Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-Alaska) retrograde policies on animal welfare and conservation have led to an all-out war on Alaska’s wolves and other creatures. Her record is so extreme that she has perhaps done more harm to animals than any other current governor in the United States. ...Palin engineered a campaign of shooting predators from airplanes and helicopters, in order to artificially boost the populations of moose and caribou for trophy hunters. She offered a $150 bounty for the left foreleg of each dead wolf as an economic incentive for pilots and aerial gunners to kill more of the animals...What’s more, when the Bush Administration announced its decision to list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, Palin filed a lawsuit to reverse that decision...

3 comments:

Riverwolf said...

To me, Palin is really no different than so many people in the Western world. They've been raised to dominate and subjugate. When this is the norm, it's difficult to expect anything different. And for a "mainstream" (used very lightly!) political leader to support anything otherwise is rare indeed.

Evn said...

Is it wrong to hope she gets eaten by wolves?

If so, I'm just repeating what somebody else thought.

If not... well, payback's a republican VP nominee, you know?

genexs said...

I think the most horrifying thing that could happen to Palin would be enlightenment. I mean, it would be good for us, but I doubt anyone could work through that much guilt.