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Thursday, October 9, 2008

From Alaska to the Sudan, with love.

To Die in the SudanWhile I've had a good go at poking fun of the Rep. VP Candidate, Sarah Palin, and as I search for more humorous mis-steps from her and her political career, I am becoming increasingly aware of just how screwed up this politician and her views of right, wrong, moral and necessary are.

Recently I was working on an article for my continuation of SCREAMING at the TV's "A Voice for Darfur" when I came across this little nugget from Sarah Palin and her appointed staff's view on right, wrong and making money.

source: ABC News' The Blotter

"The legislation is well-intended, and the desire to make a difference is noble, but mixing moral and political agendas at the expense of our citizens' financial security is not a good combination," testified Brian Andrews, Palin's deputy revenue commissioner, before a hearing on the Gara-Lynn Sudan divestment bill in February.

Now, I don't believe that Brian Andrews would have come up with that stance all on his own. I don't think he would be so presumptuous as to speak for the Governor without first discussing it with her, I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

Fast Forward to Thursday's debate, Palin said she had advocated the state divest from Sudan. "When I and others in the legislature found out that we had some millions of dollars [of Permanent Fund investments] in Sudan, we called for divestment through legislation of those dollars," Palin said.

Somehow, I would think even with this politician, that her "religious" beliefs, morals, core values would somehow over-ride her desire to make money. If not over-ride then at least offer some compass on what she needs to do as the "Executive" in charge of the state. Put your foot down Sarah, say no - we can't have this. Damn, will a politician please stand up and show us that they have some **** to do the right thing for a change. Please!

Once again: Each and EVERY year, 10 MILLION CHILDREN DIE because of their impoverished conditions, lack of clean drinking water and diseases that we cured decades ago.

This Sarah, is why you should have been outraged. This Sarah, is why you should have said no to any portion of the states fund going to investments in Sudan.

You can read more at the source link above or over at Dyre Portents.

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