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Thursday, February 2, 2023

These are family values?

We hear a lot about family values from the republican conservative base. As noted in so many other entries here, usually the condemnations and demands for personal responsibility are for others not themselves.

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Time for a pregnant pause

Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of presumptive GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, from her boyfriend, a self-described 18-year-old "redneck."

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Controversy surrounds Sarah Palin

A flurry of personal and legal revelations battering Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin Tuesday raised new questions about John McCain’s risky running mate pick.

Palin rocked the first day of the Republican National Convention on Monday by announcing that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter was pregnant, but that the girl would have the baby and marry the father.

It also emerged Palin had hired a lawyer to defend herself in a legislative probe into her alleged abuse of powers as Alaska governor and there were reports her husband Todd was arrested for drink driving more than 20 years ago.

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Did Palin lie about ‘bridge to nowhere?’

It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain’s vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called "bridge to nowhere" has upset many Alaskans.

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McCain knew about pregnancy

Sarah Palin voluntarily told John McCain’s campaign about her pregnant teenage daughter and her husband’s 2-decade-old DUI arrest during questioning as part of the Republican’s vice presidential search.

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So much for family values

The confirmation that Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old unwed daughter is pregnant has turned the campaign strategies of both Republican and Democratic parties askew. Women’s issues will be more front and center. But both parties will be far more careful in how they attack the other.

As a downsized convention got underway, Republican delegates, who generally are more conservative than their standard bearer John McCain, continued to applaud his choice of the quirky Alaskan governor and mother of five to run with him, despite her lack of national security credentials. They filled McCain’s coffers with nearly $8 million in the first two days after his announcement.

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Vetting Sarah Palin

In 1968, Richard M. Nixon, the Republican nominee for president, held a series of early-morning meetings at the party’s national convention in Miami to discuss vice presidential possibilities. The last group consulted included most of the GOP’s congressional leaders. When Nixon mentioned Maryland Gov. Spiro Agnew, there was utter silence until Gerald R.

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