as uncle johnny watches on….
edited to add the rest of what she said:
i dont know if you use the word terrorist. It’s unacceptable, and it would not be condoned, of course, on our watch. But if what you’re asking is if I regret referring to Bill Ayers as an unrepenting domestic terrorist, I don’t regret characterizing him as that.
how bout this question for sarah:
is timothy mcveigh a terrorist?
“i dont know if i would call him a terrorist. It’s unacceptable, and it would not be condoned, of course, on our watch. But if what you’re asking is if I regret referring to Bill Ayers as an unrepenting domestic terrorist, I don’t regret characterizing him as that.”
or how bout if obama was asked:
do you believe that bill ayers is a terrorist and his plot to blow up government buildings constitutes terrorism?
“i dont know if i would call him a terrorist. It’s unacceptable, and it would not be condoned, of course, on our watch.”
how would that fly?
“In short, Senator Obama is a politician who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of life….He hopes that you won’t notice how radical, absolutely radical his idea is on this, and his record is, until it’s too late.” ~ sarah palin 10/11/08
an ad in missouri
obama’s the radical, even though it’s mccain who wants to overturn roe vs wade and it’s mccain who wants a constitutional amendment to ban abortion.
in fact, since his time in office, john mccain has been against reproductive choice 125 out of 130 times.
but no that’s not radical, even though the majority of americans are pro-choice.
palin herself is unsure how un-radical she is.
at one point she said that women who were raped or are the victim of incest should be allowed to abort, but at another point she said that she’s opposed to abortion even in those situations (see link here).
and once again, that’s something that the vast majority (86% according to a time poll) of americans disagree with.
but going against the will of the people isn’t radical.
it’s “mavericky”, right?
I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.
MCCAIN: I don’t think a constitutional amendment is probably going to take place, but I do believe that it’s very likely or possible that the Supreme Court should — could overturn Roe v. Wade, which would then return these decisions to the states, which I support.
STEPHANOPOULOS: And you’d be for that?
MCCAIN: Yes, because I’m a federalist. Just as I believe that the issue of gay marriage should be decided by the states, so do I believe that we would be better off by having Roe v. Wade return to the states. And I don’t believe the Supreme Court should be legislating in the way that they did on Roe v. Wade.