Sam Harris has a new editorial in this week’s edition of Newsweek. He says almost exactly what I’ve been thinking about the nomination of Sarah Palin as the Republican VP.
If anyone could make Christian theocracy smell like apple pie, Sarah Palin could.
Exactly, and this is why the media won’t dig further into her background. Here is a VP who has a political past about as unamerican as can be. She has flirted with secessionism, book banning and trying to silence subordinates in her administrations. She comes across as an everyday hockey mom. Gosh darn it, she couldn’t be all that bad now could she?
On the surface, she seems all very wholesome and good, and perhaps she means well. Perhaps she is one of the Christians who are good people, but who let themselves be used by manipulative religious leaders. On the other hand, looking at how she has climbed the political ladder, perhaps it’s the other way around. Perhaps she is the one manipulating the religious leaders of her congregations for political gain.
I grew up in the deep South and I’m very familiar with this type of woman. They treat their friends very well, but never get on their bad side. They will do anything it takes to get what they desire, and heaven help those who get in their way. The sugar on the outside conceals a very ruthless core. I can’t know her mind, and can only speculate on her motives by her actions.
TheZoo has a very good summary of Sarah Palin’s scary church connections. It’s a long read with a lot of video documentation. I recommend this to anyone who is curious about Palin’s background.
By the time you finish this entire post, you will be horrified and terrified that Sarah Palin could ever possibly ascend to the role of Vice President of the U.S. (and very possibly President of the U.S.).