- Pro-gun and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
- A Creationist.
- Opposed to single sex relationships.
- Opposed to abortion.
- Pro-hunting and bloodsports.
And some people have pointed out McCain's curious choice in selecting a person to hold what is arguably the second most powerful job in world politics ... when that person only obtained a passport for the first time in 2007.
If I were to design a score-card that listed everything that would worry me about a US presidential or vice-presidential candidate, she would score maximum points. I just hope that America, as a nation, can see through the 'oh look, it's an attractive woman' smokescreen that the Republicans have thrown up. Otherwise, forget reducing carbon emissions and enjoy ever more turbulent weather; forget your right to love and marry who you want to; forget your right as a woman to terminate an unwanted or even forced pregnancy; forget sensible and informed foreign policy (I've been to seven times more countries than she has); and say goodbye to the beluga whale and hello to a lot more environmental destruction. But at least the oil and gas barons will get a bit richer.
But won't our moose head trophies and polar bear rugs look nice?
I'm sure Sarah will shoot them for you if you ask nicely.