This week we had another example emerge of why a V.P. Sarah Palin would be detrimental to the future of our nation.
Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama’s associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate’s free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.
So questioning Palin is a violation of freedom of speech. Glenn Greenwald has torn this statement apart. Perhaps Palin should read what a constitutional attorney has to say about it. Perhaps she should ask another constitutional attorney – Barack Obama.
But here is why this statement is so dangerous. If McCain/Palin wins on Tuesday there is an enormous chance that Palin could end up taking over the top office. If this is her judicial thinking, can you imagine the kind of justices she would appoint? This lady is a risk to the very fabric of our democracy – an ideologue with no understanding of the corner stone of our nation.
This statement was so bad that even a McCain spokesman had trouble spinning it:
Again – in the post moretum of this campaign (
when if McCain loses), a lot of Republicans are going to get vocal about the disastrous pick called Sarah Palin and point to that as the downfall of the McCain campaign. Palin’s supporters try to say she has helped the campaign, but that was only when she was first announced and no one knew her. Once they started getting an idea of who Sarah Palin really was, they changed their minds.