Kumbaya Clinton

For most liberals, John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate was a transparent attempt to attract female voters, and a reckless decision by McCain to potentially put the radically conservative Palin a 72-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency.

How radical is Palin?  By now, it has been well documented that she is not convinced that humans are responsible for global warming.  She supports teaching creationism in science classes.  She wants to deny victims of rape and incest the right to an abortion.  Palin even charged rape victims for evidence-gathering exams during her tenure as mayor of Wasilla.

Pretty scary stuff. 

What does Bill Clinton think of Palin? “My view is … why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don’t we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?”

Well, Bill, you will have to forgive those of us who do not want to “celebrate” Sarah Palin.  Some of us might not be “happy for her elevation to the ticket” because we do not want another radical conservative in the White House who is not concerned with global warming.

As for Clinton’s philosophy of “why say, ever, anything bad about a person?”, who is he kidding?  Anyone living on planet Earth during the Democratic primary campaign knows that Clinton had no problems saying “anything bad about a person” a few short months ago.

Perhaps most distressing, though, is that Clinton’s comments play right along with the right wing’s attempt to frame any criticism of Palin — warranted criticism of her radical policy positions — as unfair sexist treatment.

Very disappointing remarks from the former president.