The first woman Vice President |

The first woman Vice President

I remember in 1984 the excitement I felt when Walter Mondale choose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. She had national experience as a Congresswoman and really represented my progressive, feminist views.

Today, I am appalled at McCain’s choice as his running mate, Sarah Palin, for the following reasons:

She said the war in Iraq was “God’s task.” She has actively sought the support of the fringe Alaska Independence Party that wants secession from the union. She wants to teach creationism in the public schools and not sex-education and questions humankind’s contribution to global warming. She is extremely anti-choice when it comes to abortion, even in the case of rape or incest and she lied about the Bridge to Nowhere. She supported it in 2006.

We do not need more right-wing, anti-science, anti-woman’s right to choose, idealogue in the White House without any foreign policy experience whatsover. I have waited this long for a female Vice-President. I can wait a lot longer for a candidate I can admire and trust.

Karen Attix

Nevada City

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more