Monday, September 29, 2008

Doesn't Know a case besides Roe v. Wade and could pick the next Judges

The Next Supreme Court

Published: September 27, 2008

To the Editor:

Re “The Candidates and the Court” (editorial, Sept. 21):

Let’s not forget that should John McCain prevail in November, Sarah Palin will be second in line to choose the next generation of Supreme Court justices.

Here is someone who is on the record as opposing or questioning the legitimacy of abortion, sex education, stem-cell research, evolution, same-sex marriage, gun control, attributing global warning to human activity, environmental protection, universal health care, detainee rights, the abolition of capital punishment, and the separation of church and state.

If that doesn’t fire up Democrats, nothing will.

Robert J. Inlow
Charlottesville, Va., Sept.
21, 2008

Latest Palin Gaffe: Can't Name Supreme Court Case Other Than Roe V. Wade

Today, the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reported on potentially embarrassing clips of Sarah Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric that haven't yet been aired. The Politico has more information on one in particular:

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.

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