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I don’t care if Bristol Palin’s pregnant — let’s look at the resume

Submitted by on Thursday, 4 September 2008 No Comment
Hurry, hurry, step right up to the greatest political sideshow on Earth: The American electoral system.

If you enjoyed previous exhibitions featuring a bunny-bashing president</A>&nbsp;and his drunk brother, you're going to love what's in store this year.

See folks agog that 17-year-old Bristol Palin is with child out of wedlock. And that the father is a hockey-playing Alaska redneck who doesn't want kids, according to news reports based on a MySpace profile that's since been made private.

Watch women, normally liberally, assail Sarah Palin for choosing to campaign for vice president with a 4-month-old Down syndrome baby "who needs her." Is that the sound of left knuckles dragging the ground?

Hear Rudy Giuliani blast those who ask whether Sarah Palin can be a mother and vice president. "When do they ever ask a man that question? When?" he tells the Republican National Convention. Right message, more than a few hypocrites in the cheering throng.

See Lindsay Lohan weigh in the&nbsp;presidential election, and -- I can't believe I'm saying this --&nbsp;see her sum up the situation correctly.

"I get Sarah Palin's views against abortion, but I would much prefer to hear more about what she can do for our country rather than how her daughter is going to have a child no matter what," Lohan wrote.

I realize for some abortion is the issue in any campaign. But it simply doesn't resonate with me.

What does: A nonwar we can't seem to find a way out of, an economy in the crapper and a federal budget desperately in need of liposuction.

What I want to know: What are her qualifications to deal with these issues? What are her positions on them? To wit:

What were her duties as commander in chief of Alaska's National Guard, a position being touted as military experience.

Does she or doesn't she want an exit strategy on Iraq?

What is her position been on the Bridge to Nowhere and has it changed over time?

I don't care if she ditched the governor's personal chef, though I recovered from SuperWoman syndrome long ago and wouldn't have hesitated to keep one on board. But I do want to know how she's dealt with Alaska's budget.

I love the concept of Sarah Palin. I find sanctimonious little poll-takers, >42 percent of whom think Palin has no business on the ticket, insulting and demeaning.

But I, and much of the nation, still don't know the candidate.

So can we please pack up the circus tent and get down to issues?

Copyright 2008 Debra Legg. All rights reserved.

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