Most govenors spend their time battling it out over spending priorities -- in debate with the legislature. So how hard can it be to fund all your initiatives and still have to "decide" how much to give every man, woman and child in the state?
Besides - she actually thinks creationism is worth "debating" along side evolution as a viable alternative "theory"...
On Aug. 29, the Boston Globe reported that Palin was open to teaching creationism in public schools. That's true. She supports teaching creationism alongside evolution, though she has not actively pursued such a policy as governor.
In an Oct. 25, 2006, debate, when asked about teaching alternatives to evolution, Palin replied:
Palin, Oct. 25, 2006: Teach both. You know, don't be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important and it's so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both. And you know, I say this too as the daughter of a science teacher. Growing up with being so privileged and blessed to be given a lot of information on, on both sides of the subject – creationism and evolution. It's been a healthy foundation for me. But don't be afraid of information and let kids debate both sides.
There is simply no room for such non-sense in science class. There is no evidence for "creationism" at all... to give it any credence undermines children's understanding of what science is all about.
Believing this stuff is akin to believing the world is flat.
Ignorance is bliss, which perhaps explains Gov. Sarah Palin being so confidently wrong about the root cause of the federalization of most of the nation's mortgage market. But what is Sen. John McCain's excuse? Both act as if the financial meltdown of the U.S. economy has nothing to do with the policies of the political party they represent—but she at least may not know any better.Fannie and Freddie essentially operate as nearly completely deregulated financial "repackagers"... And while their CEO's are getting 9-14 Million in golden parachutes, we (the tax payers) are gonna have to pay for that lack of Federal oversight... But Palin wants to either 1- make you think it's gov inefficiency that created the problem-- or 2- she DOESN'T know what she's talking about.
Referring to the government's bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Palin opined that the two had "gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers," displaying abysmal ignorance of the fact that only now will those privately owned banks become a huge taxpayer obligation, as the federal government takes them over. Nor can the meltdown of home values be traced to those two beleaguered institutions, because they did not make the original subprime mortgage commitments.
The housing bubble was the result of the Ponzi-scheme antics of those other financial entities: commercial banks, stockbrokers and hedge funds, which were allowed in a GOP-deregulated market to get into the "swap" business. Through the rampant reselling of loans, the obligation to collect on a loan was divorced from the act of selling it in the first place, so who cared if the recipient of the loan was not at all qualified or the appraisal of the property value was inflated, as long as the paper was traded away, or insured, before the moment of foreclosure?
Why in the world do people want a house wife one step away from the presidency?