Right after Palin was named McCain's personal nurse, various groups wanted to meet with her, among them a pro-life group. Ms. Palin is supposedly pro-life because she wants abortion outlawed even in cases of rape and incest. I do as well. I am a Catholic who believes in the sanctity of human life, after all.
By the way, one need not be a faithful Catholic to believe that life begins at fertilization. That is not an article of faith as the Catholic Joe Biden would have us believe. It is rather a simple fact of embryology, something that can be known without recourse to the Bible, the Pope, or prayer. No leap of faith is necessary. A leap of faith is, however, required to maintain that even though Obama's running mate helped lie this country into the Iraq War, Obama is still the anti-war candidate. You also have to drink Kool-Aid in Obamatown, but I digress.
Anyway, so, Ms. Palin was to talk to a pro-life group last week, but she canceled that meeting. She was so busy being brought up to speed by the McCain camp (she had to learn when to do his tube feedings, for instance) that she had to cancel all such meetings--except one, that is: her meeting with AIPAC. The anti-abortion lobby can wait, but bowing down before Israel--even though that country recognizes the legality of what evangelicals like Ms. Palin say is an abomination, namely gay "marriage"--cannot.
But it should not shock that Israel would be Ms. Palin's overarching priority. Israel is what rules her party's pathetic excuse for a foreign policy, and it is also key to the apocalypse which will soon let Ms. Palin and her brood see Jesus--well, maybe not her daughter Bristol because she is an unclean slut. Ms. Palin is a member of an Assembly of God church. She is a Pentecostal. That means she speaks in tongues. That means she speaks gibberish. For example, when she says the Iraq War is a mission not of, say, really greedy and sick, cynical fucks at Haliburton but of God, she is speaking in tongues.
Being Pentecostal also means in her case that she believes in the pre-tribulation rapture. Her Church is known to use the Scofield Reference Bible, the notes of which were primarily responsible for the spread of the Rapture Heresy among evangelicals in the United States. The Rapture Heresy or Dispensationalism basically says that when Israel rebuilds the temple, Jesus will come and rapture all the evangelicals and then deliver the world over to famine, boils, and thermonuclear war. So, she is supporting Israel not because she likes Jews or falafels or even because she wants to protect the "Only Democracy in the Middle East" (which is a lie, anyway). She supports Israel because Israel by her lights will bring the end of the world as we know it, and considering how Israel is egging us on to bomb even more countries in the Middle East, she may very well be right, and I for one don't want to see if she is.
For anyone who is interested to know more about this dispensationalist bullshit, I have a much more detailed description here.
That Ms. Palin found the time in her busy schedule to speak to the Israeli Lobby but not to the anti-abortion groups shows that she is more interested in rebuilding the temple and triggering the apocalypse than she is in overturning Roe v. Wade. Catholic Bishops should make note of this if they want to tell us again to vote pro-life. Voting for Armageddon is hardly pro-life.
Ms. Palin is a motherfucking nutcase, every bit as zealously irrational as our propaganda machine makes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad out to be, and only an idiot would want this bozo bitch a heartbeat away from the Presidency.