The first is from the First Things blog, written by Suann Therese Maier (my grandfather is a Maier). Here is a salient quote:
I will vote for Sarah Palin because Roe v. Wade is bad law, and it needs to fall. I don’t doubt the intelligence and character of men like Doug Kmiec, the younger Bob Casey, and others who sympathize with the Obama campaign. But I do doubt their judgment. At the end of the day, the Democratic party in 2008 has conceded nothing to pro-life Democrats. The fact that Sen. Obama listens respectfully to pro-lifers without calling them reactionary dunces does not constitute progress. Results and behavior are what matter. On both those counts, the party has again failed to show any real sensitivity to pro-life concerns. In that light, high profile Catholics who support Obama are simply rationalizing their surrender on Roe.
Finally, I will vote for Sarah Palin, not because I’ve left the Democratic party of my youth and young adulthood, but because that party has left me. In fact, it no longer exists. And no amount of elegant speaking, exciting choreography, and moral alibis will bring it back.
The second comes from the idiocracy in Hollywood, some of whom clearly still think that being famous must give them superhuman rhetorical skillz (no, that would be good scripts). Here’s one silly woman:
We also caught up with “Celebrity Apprentice” bad girl Omarosa, who was proudly wearing an Obama face across her chest, and as always, she didn’t hold back in voicing her condemnation.
“A conservative who is pro-life with a 17-year-old daughter having a baby — gosh, that won’t affect their ticket at all,” Omarosa said sarcastically at the EA Sports Facebreaker Launch party on Wednesday.
That sentence doesn’t even make sense. As if it was hypocritical for a pro-life conservative to have a pregnant daughter. Sorry, but I’m not quite catching the point. See, it would be hypocrisy if Sarah Palin demanded that her daughter have an abortion, as the idiot Left would prefer. Actually, she did what any pro-life parent would do: help her daughter make the right decision after a wrong one. As someone pointed out, Barack Obama’s mother had him when she was eighteen. I guess a year makes a big difference as far as hypocrisy goes.
No big deal, though, Obama’s a Muslim.