Wednesday, October 01, 2008

So Is Sarah Palin Really Pro-Life?

Seems like an absurd question, right? But we bring it up to illustrate a point that we've been wrestling with.

(Ed note: Are you sitting down? Good. Because DMS is about to blow your mind. Blow your fucking mind.)

In the midst of one of her rambling, incoherent, frightening, wince-inducing, disastrous interviews with the hard-hitting Katie Couric, Sarah Palin perfectly captured the nascent DMS view on abortion.

(We told you your mind would be blown.)

Check it:

COURIC: But ideally, you think it should be illegal for a girl who is raped or the victim of incest to get an abortion?

PALIN: I'm saying that personally I would counsel that person to choose life despite horrific, horrific circumstances that this person would find themselves in. And if you're asking, though, kind of foundationally here, should anybody end up in jail for having had an abortion? Absolutely not. That's -- that's nothing that I would ever support.

So Palin isn't staunchly pro-life according to the guidelines, correct? I mean, you can be "against abortion." You won't find a whole lot of people who claim to be "pro-abortion." And if you're against criminalizing abortions, you can't really be "pro-life" can you? Because that's where the rubber meets the road, isn't it? (DMS likes to use dangling participles, doesn't he?)

So, thank you Sarah Palin for vocalizing the DMS view on Colorado's Proposition 48.


Kath said...

Is 'foundationally' even a word?

Good digging, DMS.

Kath said...

yep...guess it is.

gk said...

My spellcheck didn't recognize it. But then, it didn't recognize "spellcheck."