By Mary Anna Towler on Sep. 3rd, 2008 – Rochester City News
One of the problems with picking a relatively unknown person to run for high office is that you don’t know what you’ll find when you start looking.
John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. And now the media have started doing their research. I’m not sure whether John McCain will be upset by what they find, but some voters may be.
News had already broken that Palin is being investigated over the firing of Alaska’s public safety commissioner. Apparently, he isn’t the only person to have paid with his job when he disagreed with Palin. Today’s New York Times reports that as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Palin wanted certain books banned at the town library. The librarian resisted and was fired.
And a Times editorial today fleshes out another side of Palin. In a speech to a church in Wasilla,, the editorial said, Palin referred to the war in Iraq as “a task that is from God,” and “said it was ‘God’s Will’ that the federal government contribute to a $30 billion gas pipeline she wants built in Alaska.”
George Bush believes that God put him in the White House. Now we have a vice-presidential candidate who is confident that God is micromanaging pork barrel.