Friday, September 5, 2008

Palinsanity

One of the most frustrating aspects of politics is that we, the general public, are in this constant struggle to sift through the propaganda, the cover-ups, and the flat out blatant lies that we're delivered through not only sickeningly biased media sources (read: FOX News) but from the candidates themselves. However the one aspect of all of this that I find particularly infuriating is when through sickly sweet public statements public figures reveal themselves to be nothing more than brown-nosing, deceitful, hypocrites.

Take the newly nominated GOP vice president candidate, Sarah Palin, for example. This lady, the farthest from being considered feminist you can get while still having ovaries, has proved herself time and again to be uneducated, misinformed, and shows blatant disregard for anyone who's political agenda does not match her own, but this time she has really outdone herself. We recently discovered that Gov. Palin, recent mother of four month old "Trig", her down syndrome baby, took a blood test during her pregnancy to screen for such anomalies as down syndrome and various other birth defect. *Gasp* What?! How could she? A blood test?! How dare she take a doctor advocated, obstetrician encouraged, blood test that had she refused would have landed her in a counseling session and allows her to make an informed choice. We all know how firmly Anti-Choice Sarah Palin is. So what was she thinking when she told her doctor that yes, she would like to have this blood test done to see what defects her baby might have, given the fact that she's 44 which puts her odds of having a down syndrome baby at roughly 1 in 30. How wonderful for her that she was given the opportunity to make that decision and to be an informed mother. And its so thoughtful of her to be a strong advocate of the groups and ideals that would see to take that choice away from women. Because not only is Palin a die-hard Anti-Choicer she's also against abortion without an exception for rape or incest. Expert lawmakers have confirmed that if, as Palin advocates, Roe Vs Wade was overturned it would also make it illegal to have an abortion for down syndrome or other birth defects. If Palin is such a strong believer in denying abortion in any and all circumstances, be it birth defects, rape, or any other undesirable situation why didn't she refuse any kind of testing thereby denying herself the same choice that she would deny the rest of us women. Her choice to raise and attend to the needs of her baby are admirable but it must be remembered that its only admirable because she chose to. Had it been mandatory that she carry her baby to term there would be no fanfare, nor parading of her "motherly ideals" because it simply would have been something she had to do. She might even be deemed reckless for having a baby at such a late age in life when the chances of the child being born with defects are so high instead of being glorified as selfless because she chose to have the child as she is now. The fact of the matter is that its incredibly hypocritical of Palin to take advantage of the choices that other women before her, with whom she has little more than a chromosome in common, fought so hard to have and then turn around and try to take those same rights away from the rest of us.

It's absolutely appalling.

Vote Obama 2008

4 comments:

The Rejection Queen said...

You are right on the money! I can't stand her. Actually I'm opposed to either party right now, but Palin is sick! How can she not give the right for someone to decide to have a child? That disgusts me! Okay, it's one thing for someone to get a partial abortion or aborting a child when it's well over the time limit...but not being able to choose is wrong wrong wrong. Too bad not not every woman is as noble as her and wants to have a child with down sydrome and I'm sure if a girl gets raped she wants to give birth to that child and look at her rapist face, right? McCain totally killed himself by choosing her as his running mate.

Kristi said...

Oh. Thank. God. I thought I was the only one not under the almighty spell of Sarah Palin!

Did they really think women would just vote for her because she has ovaries?

And why is everyone all amazed by her speech at the RNC? She didn't write it. She's a good speaker. Big deal.

Ugh. I do not like her.

Obama/Biden 08!!

Michelle said...

If someone told me I wasn't allowed to make a decision for myself or my body, be it a man or a woman, I would be absolutely pissed off. Don't tell me what I can do or cannot do. The government doesn't run me!

Fight the power!

I'm Just Me said...

I could not agree more.

Very well stated.