Here's a few questions for Palin from a list Maureen Dowd had in today's NY Times:
"What kind of budget-cutter makes a show of getting rid of the state plane, then turns around and bills taxpayers for the travel of her husband and kids between Juneau and Wasilla and sticks the state with a per-diem tab to stay in her own home?
Why was Sarah for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against the Bridge to Nowhere, and why was she for earmarks before she was against them? And doesn’t all this make her just as big a flip-flopper as John Kerry?
What kind of fiscal conservative raises taxes and increases budgets in both her jobs — as mayor and as governor?
Does she really think Adam, Eve, Satan and the dinosaurs mingled on the earth 5,000 years ago?
Why put out a press release about her teenage daughter’s pregnancy and then spend the next few days attacking the press for covering that press release?
As Troopergate unfolds here — an inquiry into whether Palin inappropriately fired the commissioner of public safety for refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law — it raises this question: Who else is on her enemies list and what might she do with the F.B.I.?
Does she want a federal ban on trans fat in restaurants and a ban on abortion and Harry Potter? And which books exactly would have landed on the literature bonfire if she had had her way with that Wasilla librarian?
Just how is it that Fannie and Freddie have cost taxpayers money (since they haven’t yet)?
What does she have against polar bears?"
I could add my own, like how can she and McCain lie about Obama's tax plan raising taxes for working families when it lowers them, that Obama has been responsible for no legislation when he has sponsored and co-sponsored tons of it and been responsible for ethics reform in politics, tax cuts for working families and extending health care to more children etc., and that he is too partisan and "liberal" to work with Republicans when all the legislation he sponsored was with Republicans and he has a record of being more moderate on many issues than his party, as opposed to Palin who has a record of being more rightwing than her party, as in suing the current administration to get polar bears off the endangered species list just when their habitat is melting away as a result of the gloabl warming she doesn't believe in.
Another would be how do she and McCain get off repeating the story that she sold the former governor of Alaska's luxury jet on E-Bay and made a profit, when it didn't sell on E-Bay but through a broker and lost money rather than made a profit.
I doubt Charlie Gibson will ask them because his network, ABC, has made clear its bias in favor of Republicans and McCain in its coverage of the campaign so far, e.g. in the debates they've hosted or covered, drilling Obama on why he didn't wear a flag lapel pin (though sometimes he did and sometimes he didn't) but not asking Hilary or McCain why they also weren't wearing flag lapel pins in several televised debates and speeches etc.
[PS:And to the rightwing commentors on this blog, but most specifically the one who goes by the name "another lally"—I don't let people come into my home and insult me or my family or my friends. I ask them to stop and if they don't I throw them out. Anyone who continues to call the oldest party in the world "The Democrat Party" when it calls itself the Democratic Party, and has been called that by everyone else throughout its history pre-Rush/Rove, is a partisan ideologue who is not interested in a dialogue or even argument but only in bullying folks through insults, lies, and verbal belligerance. Despite the use of my last name, you ain't family, so enough's enough (and by the way, pretty much every statement you've made against Obama and for McCain/Palin can be refuted with facts, either you misrepresent what critics of Palin and McCain have stated or you just have your information wrong (as Rush and Rove often do and knowingly). This is my blog and I don't intend to spend my time and energy responding to your lies and misrepresentations and insults to me and my friends as if it's yours.]