This Year’s Election

I haven’t said much about this year’s election.  In years past, I’ve been pretty vocal here, but this year, I haven’t felt the need.

I heard something interesting on the news this morning about the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, Sarah Palin. In an interview with Katie Couric, Palin was asked to name some Supreme Court cases that she disagreed with and why. The only case she could name was Roe v. Wade…

It’s disturbing, to me, that a Vice Presidential candidate can’t name any cases that s/he disagrees with when asked… Here’s more to read about it, noteably:

Of concern to McCain’s campaign, however, is a remaining and still-undisclosed clip from Palin’s interview with Couric last week that has the political world buzzing.

The Palin aide, after first noting how “infuriating” it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.

After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin was apparently unable to discuss any major court cases.

There was no verbal fumbling with this particular question as there was with some others, the aide said, but rather silence.

It may have been undisclosed when that article was written, but that clip was all over the news this morning.

I can’t wait to watch the debate tonight while I’m bottling my first brew. It will surely be worth my time at least only for entertainment value.

Now, I don’t like McCain anyway, but to choose a running mate who is against women’s rights and who isn’t even in touch with modern politics (her foreign policy experience is crying teacher when Russia flies airplanes into Alaskan air space? c’mon…) is just asinine and irresponsible. God help us if they actually win…

The fundamentals of our economy are strong.
-John McCain


In other news, Google has launched an informational campaign to get people to register to vote. They’ve put together a website that brings together information about registering to vote into the Google Maps API. It allows you to check to see if you’re registered, look up the deadlines for registering, find out information about absentee voting, etc.

They’ve also launched this video, full of celebrities:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhDRVKDcXQo

So, if you haven’t registered yet, do it… and make sure you show up to the polls on November 4. It doesn’t matter who you vote for, what you believe in, how old you are, all that matters is that you exercise your privilege right to vote.

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