Images pepper the internet of the wildly pro-gun Gov. Sarah Palin smiling beside dead animals she apparently just freshly killed. Her parent’s living room (below) seems positively wallpapered with heads and pelts, constant reminders of past conquests.
And we learn as the fundamental truth of this woman that she is against abortion of any kind. Palin would give no woman the right to choose.
Gun ownership and anti-abortion: two separate issue that obsess her conservative base while offending much of the rest of the country.
Put those issues together. A woman who is in favour of shooting animals while denying a woman the choice of aborting an unwanted fetus. That’s a dichotomy that’s hard to understand. If life is so sacred, why don’t animals in the wild qualify?
That’s the problem with the Right’s gun/abortion stance. It seems half an argument, something only partially thought through. Hard to respect that.