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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
10:12 am
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Friday, September 5th, 2008
10:44 am
(bold added by me)

This was forwarded to me by a friend.  Letter comes from Bryn Mawr graduate
who sent this out to her classmates.

 Dear  classmates -

As an Alaskan, I am writing to  give all of you some information on
Sarah Palin, Senator McCain's  choice for VP. As an Alaska voter, I
know more than most of you about  her and, frankly, I am horrified that
he picked her.

The most accurate description of her is red neck. Her husband works  in

the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and races snow mobiles. She is a  life

time member of the NRA and has worked tirelessly to  allow

indiscriminate hunting of wildlife in Alaska, particularly  wolves

bears. She has spent millions of Alaska state dollars on  aerial

hunting of these predators from helicopters and airplanes,  dollars

that should have been spent, for example, on Alaska's failing  school

system.We have the lowest rate of high school graduation in  the

country. Not all of you may think aerial predator hunting is so  bad,

but how anyone (other than Alaska wolf-haters, of which there  are

many, most without teeth), could think this use of funds  is

appropriate is beyond me. If you want to know more about the  aerial

hunting travesty, let me know and I will send some links  to

informative web sites.

She has been a strong supporter of increased use of fossil fuels,

the McCain campaign has the nerve to say she has "green"  policies.

only thing green about Sarah Palin is her lack of  experience. She

consistently supported drilling in ANWR, use of  coal-burning power

plants (as I write this, a new coal plant is being  built in her home

town of Wasilla), strip mining, and almost anything  else that will

unnecessarily exploit the diminishing resources of  Alaska and

its environment.

Prior to her one year as governor of Alaska, she was mayor of

a small red neck town outside Anchorage.The average maximum

level of parents of junior high school kids in Wasilla is  10th

Unfortunately, I have to go to Wasilla every week to get  groceries

other supplies, so I have continual contact with the  people who put

Palin in office in the first place. I know what I'm  talking about.

These people don't have a concept of the world around  them or of the

serious issues facing the US. Furthermore, they don't  care. So long

they can go out and hunt their moose every fall,  kill wolves and

and drive their snow mobiles and ATVs through  every corner of the

wilderness, they're happy. I wish I were  exaggerating.

Sarah Palin is currently involved in a political corruption  scandal.

She fired an individual in law enforcement here because she  didn't

like how he treated one of her relatives during a divorce. The  man's

performance and ability weren't considered; it was a totally

firing and is currently under investigation. While the issue  isn't

close to the scandal of Ted Steven's corruption, it shows that  Palin

isn't "squeaky clean" and causes me to think there may be more

that could come to light. Clearly McCain doesn't care.

When you line Palin up with Biden, the comparison would be  laughable

if it weren't so serious. Sarah Palin knows nothing of  economics

(admittedly a weak area for McCain), or of international  affairs,

knows nothing of national government, Social Security,  unemployment,

health care systems - you name it. The idea of her  meeting with

of foreign governments around the world truly  frightens me.

In an increasingly dangerous world, with the economy in shambles  in

the US, Sarah Palin is uniquely UNqualified to be vice president.

McCain is not a young man. Should something happen to him such  that

the vice president had to step in, it would destroy our country  and

possibly the world to have someone as inexperienced and

as Sarah Palin. The choice of Palin is a cheap shot by  McCain to try

to get Hillary supporters to vote for him. when McCain  introduced

today, Palin had the nerve to compare herself with  Hillary and

Geraldine Ferraro. Sarah Palin, you are no Hillary  Clinton.

To those of you who, like me, supported Hillary and were upset that

did not get the nomination, please don't think that Sarah Palin  is a

worthy substitute.
If you supported Hillary, regardless of what  you

think the media and the Democratic party may have done to  undermine

her campaign, the person to support now is Obama, not Sarah  Palin.

those of you who are independent or undecided, don't let  the choice

Palin sway you in favor of McCain. Choosing her shows  how

McCain is to be president.
To those of you who are  conservative, I

guess you have no choice for president. But please  try to see how

poor choice of Palin tells us a great deal about  McCain's judgment.

While the political posturing inherent in the  choice of Palin is

obvious, the more serious issue is the fact that  the VP is,

a heartbeat away from the presidency. Sarah  Palin is totally and

unequivocally unqualified to be vice president,  let alone president.

I know this is a lengthy and emotional email, but the stakes are

I thought it might help for all of you, regardless of  political

affiliation, to know something about Palin from someone who  has to

live with her administration in Alaska on a daily basis.

Jackie  S.

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