MoveOn Does Palin Political Action: Democracy in Action has lots to say, including these bullet points:

  • She was elected Alaska‘s governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage.1
  • Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.2
  • She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. 3
  • Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.4
  • She’s doesn’t think humans are the cause of climate change.5
  • She’s solidly in line with John McCain’s “Big Oil first” energy policy. She’s pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won’t be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.6


1. “Sarah Palin,” Wikipedia, Accessed August 29, 2008

2. “McCain Selects Anti-Choice Sarah Palin as Running Mate,” NARAL Pro-Choice America, August 29, 2008

3. “Sarah Palin, Buchananite,” The Nation, August 29, 2008

4. “‘Creation science’ enters the race,” Anchorage Daily News, October 27, 2006

5. “Palin buys climate denial PR spin—ignores science,” Huffington Post, August 29, 2008

6. “McCain VP Pick Completes Shift to Bush Energy Policy,” Sierra Club, August 29, 2008

“Choice of Palin Promises Failed Energy Policies of the Past,” League of Conservation Voters, August 29, 2008

“Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor,” The Times of London, May 23, 2008

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5 Responses to MoveOn Does Palin

  1. Mike says:

    Although making predictions about politics may attract readers, you are not good at it. (See Bush will get killed in 2004). Also, historically over half of your political discussion cites/links are to wiki, dailykos, and people who blog from their mother’s basement. Please stick to writing primarily about legal issues.

  2. michael says:

    I agree that I am not a great political prognosticator. Nor have I ever claimed to be; although I’d note that the professionals mostly have batting averages no better than mine. But in any case, most of what I write about politics is descriptive, or analytical, not predictive. Like, for example the above. Try as I might, I am not able to find a prediction in it. Where is it hiding?

    PS. What do you have against basements?

  3. mac says:

    At least michael isn’t afraid to make the occasional prediction and take a chance now and then. Much preferable to the many bloggers who play it tediously safe.

    As for the Wiki and Kos diss – this is the internet, not Harvard. Maybe Mike would find surfing more rewarding as a member of a private internet club with entry fees and old boy reunions.

  4. Mike says:

    -I do generally enjoy your website (not because I agree with anything you say, but because you are intelligent.)

    -As a conservative, the extensive amount of political stuff gets a bit old.

    -I don’t have anything against basements.

  5. Ben says:

    “-As a conservative, the extensive amount of political stuff gets a bit old.”

    “Political stuff” is not in line with conservativism?

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