Thursday, September 11, 2008

it's worth a try

If you feel as I do hope you'll add your voice.
Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters, we are writing to you
because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement
of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the
Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has
surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce - on
the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate -
that has a real possibilityof becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms.
Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for
ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is
against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform,
environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom
of speech (as mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire
the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation
of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her
complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-
powerful person on the planet.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman,
a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but
solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice
for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a
slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and
grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and
that we've so demonstrably benefited from.

*First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not
demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is
presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket
could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly
*Therefore, we invite you to reply here:
with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in
this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command
for our nation.*

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of
residence. We will post your responses on a blog called'Women
Against Sarah Palin,' which we intend to publicize as widely as
possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience -
the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our
message will be.

Thank you for your time and action.

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