Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life

As if her stands on the environment were not enough, Sarah Palin damages her credentials to be vice president with her membership in the anti-choice pressure group, Feminists for Life.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Re Sarah Palin: For those concerned about the environment

There will be more about what I feel is John McCain's dismal choice for a running mate.

August 29, 2008

Shocking Choice by John McCain

WASHINGTON-- Senator John McCain just announced his choice for running mate: Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. To follow is a statement by Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.

“Senator McCain’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy of destructive environmental policies.

“Sarah Palin, whose husband works for BP (formerly British Petroleum), has repeatedly put special interests first when it comes to the environment. In her scant two years as governor, she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska’s coasts, and put special interests above science. Ms. Palin has made it clear through her actions that she is unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming. Her most recent effort has been to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the polar bear from the endangered species list, putting Big Oil before sound science. As unbelievable as this may sound, this actually puts her to the right of the Bush administration.

“This is Senator McCain’s first significant choice in building his executive team and it’s a bad one. It has to raise serious doubts in the minds of voters about John McCain’s commitment to conservation, to addressing the impacts of global warming and to ensuring our country ends its dependency on oil.”


The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund ( provides a powerful voice in Washington to Americans who value our conservation heritage. Through grassroots lobbying, issue advocacy and political campaigns, the Action Fund champions those laws and lawmakers that protect wildlife and wild places while working against those that do them harm.

McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Palin As Running Mate

NPR Report: By Scott Horsley
Listen Now [3 min 6 sec]

All Things Considered, August 29, 2008 · Republican presidential candidate John McCain has named Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin, 44, is the first woman named to a spot on the GOP ticket. She has been Alaska's governor since 2006.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Home from the Military

Colorlines interviews women vets who graphically relate what we really do know but have placed way off the front page: that women, especially women of color, have a rough, dehumanizing time of it, usually returning with goals unmet and dreams of betterment trashed.