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Gay Congressman attacks VP candidate over pregnant daughter

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  1. I think it is fair to inquire how religion will direct her role if elected.

    As a fundamental, evangelical Christian woman, she is under her husband’s authority.

    If elected, and if McCain were to die or otherwise leave office, she would become president of the US. However, she is (or should be, if following HER faith) subject to her husband. He would therefore be de facto president – no arguments, no ifs, no buts.

  2. Peter Fuchs 8 Sep 2008, 3:00pm

    Barney Frank is hardly an “outsider” in Congress. He is the Chairman of one of the most important
    Committees in Congress. He is considered one of the smartest people in the city.

  3. Peter Fuchs 8 Sep 2008, 3:03pm

    Barney Frank is hardly an “outsider” in any sense in Congress. He is the powerful Chairman of one of the most important Committees in Congress. He considered to be one of the smartest people in the city.

  4. A response to the first comment:If the proposition that her actions as a politician are indeed the result of her belief that she may only act as her husband’s proxy, that in no way mitigates her responsibility for her actions.
    The Republican stance that there is a division between public policy and private family matters is sheerest hypocrisy.

  5. Robert, ex-pat Brit 8 Sep 2008, 5:57pm

    Daniel, indeed. The republican party has more than distingished itself in the areas of hypocrisy and the double standard for sure. Not so long ago, they derided and even sought impeachment against Bill Clinton for something pretty trivial, yet here we have a republican nominee for the presidency who committed adultery against his first wife and…..became engaged to his present wife while still married to the first. His party has had far more scandals, many of which are sexual in nature, than anything the Democrats have had. In the case of democrats, usually straight sexual encounters. In the conservative party that is republicanism many of them have been gay in nature as well as straight. Rumor has it, and its being investigated, that Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate may have been involved in an affair with a married car wash businessman who later divorced and asked that any information about it be sealed. Makes you wonder why. If this story proves true, and probably is, then the republican party will no longer be able to denigrate the democrats on morality especially of the sexual kind, let alone use religion as central to a candidate running for high office and for discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Nobody in America today can seek the highest office in the land unless he or she demonstrates some religious belief (no atheists), nor can they be single or unmarried.

  6. Alex (Qld, Australia) 9 Sep 2008, 1:32am

    It is absolutely astonishing that in this day and age someone who will hold one of the highest positions in the world can profess such views as Ms Palin; her stance on abortion – unbelievable, her views on teenage pregnancy when her own teenage daughter is pregnant, her support of discrimination against gays and lesbians -I wonder if this fear will also present itself to her. She is part of an old, outdated and narrow-minded team who fully expect to lead America into the future. I would suggest that she and her running-mate are part of the team that is going to put America back into the dark ages.

  7. presumably given her mother’s stance on sex education bristol palin would hardly have had adequate knowledge or access to contraceptives, and given her mothers attitudes on abortion, bristol palin is unlikely to have had a choice on whether or not to have an abortion, and similarly in an attempt to hide her inadequacy as a mother and to further her political career sarah palin is unlikely to have given her daughter much choice over whether or not to marry the father of her unborn child at the age of 17. The woman is a disgrace, not because her daughter got pregnant at 17, but because of the way that pregnancy has been handled. sarah palin is truly frightening….

  8. Daniel
    I don’t disagree with you, but the point I was trying to make is that Sarah Palin is being marketed as VP candidate as a young(ish) woman. What the US would get would be her HUSBAND as the controlling power, despite the fact that Palin would be nominally VP (or PotUS as many republicans seem to be hoping)

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