The Telegraph has a great article on Sarah Palin. If you thought she was unlikable and nuts before, just wait until you read this.
Palin’s administration, for example, opposed legislation, put forward earlier this year, that would have banned the flame retardant Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), which affects brain development in young children, including memory and learning functions.
You would think a woman that has a child with Down Syndrome would have a little more sympathy for people who have children with developmental and learning disabilities needlessly caused by toxins they are exposed to. Not this maverick.
Palin’s stance on the melting ice caps and the disappearing habitat of the Polar Bear?
Writing in an open-ed piece for the New York Times, she said that these “magnificent, cuddly white bears are doing just fine and don’t need our protection. If the ice melts, they’ll adapt to living on the land.”
Man, I hate to be this whack-a-doo’s fish. She probably wonders why they keep dying in an empty aquarium rather than “adapting to live on the land”.
Gov Palin also opposed the Clean Water Initiative, known as Proposition 4, which was put to the vote in August. This would have reduced the run-off of toxic metals from all mining in Alaska. Less than a week before the vote, she went on TV to state her personal objection to the measure.
She said: “Let me take my governor’s hat off for just a minute and tell you personally – Prop 4, I vote no on that.” Proposal 4 had been expected to pass. But Alaska’s mining industry used the Palin sound bite in a big advertising push, causing the bill to be defeated.
I guess this one sort of goes back to the Polar Bear line of thought. Why worry about keeping corporations from dumping toxic chemicals into our drinking water, who needs clean water anyway, I’m sure we can all just adapt to drinking toxic metals.
Palin put up a $150 bounty on wolf paws to encourage hunters to kill more of the creatures. She also spent $400,000 of public money to defeat a proposed ban on the aerial hunting of wolves for sport.
Want to hunt but without all that pesky walking around and “hiding” in the woods? Apparently so does Palin, she’s a big fan of flying around in helicopters and shooting things. It’s like killing without all that pesky work involved. Everyone should try it!