Palin charges oodles: Sarah Palin charged HUGE amounts of money for family travel all over the state of Alaska but the most egregious fee she charged to the state was PER DIEM to STAY AT HER HOME! According to the Washington Post "in two dozen undated amendments to the reports, the governor deleted the reference to staying in her home but still charged the per diem." This CANNOT be ignored as so many other unethical behaviors of the Republican party have been. She will say, of course, this is all in a day's work for the state. Every day is another revelation that she needs and I HOPE will have to explain IF -- big IF -- the media will ask it. Republican operatives, though, keep her cloistered and unavailable for interview except by one specially selected journalist.
I have no doubt, there is more to learn about Sarah Palin which will show her to be and has already shown her to be of questionable character. Why was state money going to her church? The separation clause is, in my opinion, one of the most important Constitutional mandate. Without it we are no better than those countries we criticize for being a theocracy. The Founders did not mean that clause to be blurred and church FUSED with our government. Why was the state according to the Washington Post "giving her fundamentalist Evangelical center $25,000, according to a May 2008 memo?" These questions are important. Our people's form of government is at stake.
For Jewish people church state separation is particularly vital. Jews ALWAYS suffer and die when a state is melded with religion. That is why this country has been a haven for the Jewish people because it has kept those two institutions separate.
The nature of who the Republican party is, given more power, will ultimately compromise if not end our nation's leadership in the world. The safety of our country is at stake. We MUST not allow this rancid, lying, immoral, unethical, existential threat to our country go unchallenged. Do you want to allow these unethical, devious, war-like, yearning for Armageddon, trigger happy Cretans to have their proverbial finger on the nuclear button with the ability to launch a nuclear attack?
I attach the link below and urge you to read and forward this to anyone you know who are fence sitters, women and independents. This regime would be Bush PLUS. Today, the polls are ominous and Barack has lost some ground. It is still, though, very close and the election could turn. The time is now. We cannot wait.