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10/07/2008

Yet another nail in Palin's 'inclusive' coffin

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 3-154From literally the minute that she was granted the number two spot on the Republican ticket, we have made it our mission to correct the flawed idea that Sarah Palin's 2006 veto of legislation that would have barred domestic partner benefits for same-sex-lovin' Alaskans was anything close to an "inclusive" move. First, on the day Palin was announced, we challenged CNN's Glenn Beck on the matter. Then a few days later, we highlighted a 2006 questionnaire that Palin gave to the conservative Eagle Forum. After that, we showed you how a lawyer who is affiliated with the RABIDLY anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund claims to have been the one who advised Palin that she had to veto the legislation in order to comply with the constitution. Then beyond those points, we've also shown you information obtained by folks like Michelangelo Signorile and outfits like Media Matters, all of which have found more facts that belie the "she's inclusive because she vetoed" claim.

Well now, Newsweek's Karen Breslau gives us EVEN MORE factual support:

In an August 2007 interview with NEWSWEEK, Palin said she had upheld such benefits (angering fellow conservatives) but only because the state Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional to deny them:

NEWSWEEK : And do you have a position on that? Would you like to see it? Do you care?
PALIN: I would vote to further define the definition of marriage as it pertains to benefits —yes, I would.

That is, not extend benefits to same-sex couples?
Correct. And if it took an amendment to our constitution, I would go there …
An Apparent Flip-Flop On Gay Rights [Newsweek]

So wait, what's that you say, Log Cabin Republicans?

LCR's Patrick Sammon: "Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can help Sen. McCain win this election by appealing to independent and young voters. She's a mainstream Republican who will unite the Party and serve John McCain well as Vice President. Gov. Palin is an inclusive Republican who will help Sen. McCain appeal to gay and lesbian voters."

ENOUGH FALLACY!

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Your thoughts

The LCR's have lost all use to us.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Oct 7, 2008 3:10:00 PM

"The LCR's have lost all use to us."

Not that they ever were of any use to the GLBT community, to begin with LOL. Have you ever read 'Gay Patriot'? You'd swear it's an online rest-stop for the Free Republic (aka "Freeper") closet cases.

Posted by: Scott | Oct 7, 2008 5:23:34 PM

They at least had a noble mission in the beginning. I won't say what they are now because it would not be politically correct.

Posted by: Rainbow Phoenix | Oct 7, 2008 11:20:34 PM

"I won't say what they are now because it would not be politically correct."

Well, I WOULD - but Jeremy would prolly delete it LOL ;)

Being PC has never been a strength of mine - especially towards those who pretends to be on our team, even though they're rubbing elbows with the likes of Star Parker, Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber.

Posted by: Scott | Oct 8, 2008 11:16:28 AM

...or for those who would like for their donation to help a REAL cause, my sil just sent this:
Make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Sarah
Palin's name. When you make a donation to PP
(secure site) in her name, they'll send her a card
stating the donation was made in her honor. (Not that
I'm into avian homicide, but this is like killing two
bird s w/ one stone: it financially supports beleaguered PP
and protests the threat to female rights by one of our own.)

Here's the link to Planned Parenthood's website:

http://www.plannedparenthood.org
<http://www.plannedparenthood.org/>

Open 'Donate'. Click 'Honorary or Memorial
Donations'. Fill in your info and donation, then scroll
down to 'I would like to give to': fill in
'Sarah Palin' and use the McCain campaign
headquarters address:

1235 S. Clark Street
1st Floor
Arlington, VA 22202

I will be donating later today....it is one of the causes I usually give to anyway.

Posted by: LOrion | Oct 8, 2008 3:59:11 PM

It's clear that the term 'gay republican' is synonymous with 'retard'. I mean, come ON, even if they were totally pro-gay issues, McFail and Falin are still too retarded to be worth voting for!

McFail was a huge supporter of deregulation in the marketplace (regulation being akin to insurance) and look where that strategy has led. How did Bush and his team of morons not see the signs of this economic collapse?

Falin is a blatant liar - she's saying one minute that building a bridge is a terrific idea and the next that she was against the bridge to nowhere. Pfft! Could anyone wanting to vote for them be stupider? And worse, the moron thinks that Alaska's meager oil reserves will somehow 'solve' their economic crisis!

Screw gay issues, even if both parties were pro-gay, there is NO reason, economic, social, environmental or otherwise for voting for these halfwits. Log Cabin Republicans are retards in denial.

Posted by: incognito | Oct 8, 2008 7:51:47 PM

LCR people have some undescribable kind of self hatred that goes way beyond political platforms...I'm sure some lambs think that maybe this time it'll be okay to see if the lions will let us hang around with them

Posted by: JOHN NORMILE | Oct 20, 2008 9:04:52 PM

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