Sign the petition -- Sarah Palin: Please Resign.

Prominent conservative columnist and former Palin supporter Kathleen Parker called for Sarah Palin to resign from the Republican ticket. Even a conservative columnist and former Palin supporter is saying it: Palin is far from Vice-Presidential material. Can you sign our petition asking her to resign? Full petition statement:

Governor Palin, for the good of the country, please step down as John McCain's running mate.

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Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving."

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"And I am especially proud to say in the week we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage [that she is] a devoted, a devoted wife and mother of five."
—John McCain introducing Sarah Palin

"If this doesn't resonate with every woman in America, I'll eat my hat."
—Alaska delegate Bill Noll on Sarah Palin

Dear Bill, get ready to eat your hat. —The Eds.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Women say NO - Part 8

“The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all.”
—Arundhati Roy

I have been searching for the right platform to express my disgust with the choice of Sarah Palin and even further disgust for the lack of leadership or originality that John McCain has displayed by choosing her. His choice tells the American public the following: that he thinks one woman is the same as the next and that we can be moved around like playing cards, that he does not value the freedoms that America offers to families and that all of us have fought so hard to have (choice over our own bodies, birth control, gun laws, environmental progress, and on and on). I find it incredibly ironic that Republicans claim to want government to step out of our way and yet they want rules in place that make the lives of all of us more complicated. Sarah Palin is nothing more than a blatant pawn in the political game. A vote for McCain/Palin is not a vote for more of the same; it's a vote for much worse.
–Kelly M. Wauwatosa, WI

Sarah Palin was more or less forced onto the ticket by the right wing of the Republican party. She is anti-choice, while a majority of Americans are pro-choice. She is a global warming denier, and most Americans now believe there's an emergency and are looking for leadership. Our job is to broadcast who she really is loud and clear. She is a formidable attack dog in the Republican vein and this is going to be a hard fight.
–Larissa H., 35, New York NY

I was disappointed by John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate for the 2008 presidential elections. McCain’s choice of an inexperienced female candidate is nothing more than tokenism, and we should not confuse her with a woman who actually represents the voices of women in this country. Although the majority of women in America favor gun control, Palin opposes it. Further, her positions on the right to choose and the right to provide children with correct and comprehensive sex education in school stand to weaken, rather than strengthen, women’s rights in this country. I, as an informed and concerned mother who wishes to see my children grow up in a more just and peaceful America, will vote for a president and VP based upon their policies, not upon their gender or race.
–Monika P., 34, Boston, MA

I am against Sarah Palin for so many reasons that came clear to me in only a few short days. The fact that she cut funding for programs for people with disabilities until having a son who has disabilities is disgusting to me. The way that she spoke at the convention made me squirm with an uncomfortable feeling. Her stance on gun control, and her encouraging people to hunt from the sky is horrid. The no sex education stance, which has been proven without a doubt to be of no help to anyone, is ridiculous. For these and so many other reasons I am against Palin as VP.
–Lovesta B., Madison, WI

I do not support Sarah Palin as VP for this country because she does not have enough experience to be the most powerful person on earth. If something happens to McCain, (if he were to be elected President) she would be left in charge. She would further erode our country and the effects of this would be felt worldwide. Already she has done enough damage as governor of Alaska. Imagine that damage magnified by millions. That would be true devastation.
–Sue W. Baltimore, 52, MD