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Sarah Palin, Religious Extremist

Retired pastor Howard Bess, who clashed with Sarah Palin in the 1990s over abortion rights and a gay-friendly book he wrote, calls her “the most charming person you’ll ever know” but offers this warning.

    The key to understanding Sarah Palin is understanding her radical theology […] Like all religious fundamentalists—Christian, Jewish, Muslim—she is a dualist. They view life as an ongoing struggle to the finish between good and evil. Their mind-set is that you do not do business with evil—you destroy it. Talking with the enemy is not part of their plan. That puts someone like Obama on the side of evil.
    Forget all this chatter about whether or not she knows what the Bush doctrine is. That’s trivial. The real disturbing thing about Sarah is her mind-set. It’s her underlying belief system that will influence how she responds in an international crisis, if she’s ever in that position, and has the full might of the U.S. military in her hands […] This person’s election would be a disaster for the country and the world.


Comment from leblase
Time: September 19, 2008, 09:22

There are so many disturbing tings about her, it’s hard to tell what’s on top of the list: narrowmindedness, greed, plain dumbness of mind, sheer meanness, cronyism, self-centered, inexperienced.
But the real point is that she will never be ready to be president: she just hasn’t got it in her (I know: so did Bush, so do McCain). The woman has no notion of the outside world, of the enonomy, of the term “alternative”.

Comment from Jeff
Time: September 20, 2008, 14:12

The pastor in question is Howard Bess, not Ed Kalnins …..

Comment from eatbees
Time: September 20, 2008, 15:24

leblase — She scares me too, because she seems to genuinely believe her talking points. She is a cipher to be filled in by ideologues. She thinks that saying something makes it so, and repeating it several times makes it even more so.

If, when you say that she has no notion of the term “alternative,” you mean that she believes there is a single right answer to every problem, this moral certainty is scary too. She uses terms like “don’t blink,” “mission” and “servant’s heart.” She believes she is destined for her current role, and it wouldn’t occur to her to doubt herself. For all these reasons, she should be nowhere near power.

Comment from eatbees
Time: September 20, 2008, 15:25

Jeff — My bad. Fixed!

Comment from Reb
Time: September 21, 2008, 01:27

Yes, promoting dialogue is very disturbing :) Shame on Obama!

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