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I Want To Debate Sarah Palin

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumSep 29, 2008 11:24 AM

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Really.

Everyone's worried that no matter what Biden says on Thursday, Republicans will cry 'sexism'. Well I'm a woman too. So why not? No I'm not on any ticket, but consider: I've got more experience in Washington than the governor and arguably better ideas on energy, foreign policy, the economy, and homeland security.

Please oh please?

There’s more… Sarah’s not so into natural history, I worked at the Museum of Natural History. She was mayor of a small northern town, and I lived in Old Town, Maine. She supports oil drilling, I don’t. I’m pro-choice, Sarah’s not. I’ve had my passport longer and you bet I love our troops and the fishing industry too. She did the sports anchor thing, I did pop radio. She played basketball and went by ‘barracuda‘ and I played soccer and have a strong affinity for sea cucumbers. Fuzzy logic, you say? Americans love fuzzy logic on the campaign trail.

But seriously folks, you want a real debate? I’ll give America one…old school. None of this Jim Lehrer ‘conversation‘ where we never make eye contact and spend two hours talking past each other. It’s not a cordial tea party, they’re called debates for a reason.

Because I’ve got some real serious questions for the individual who might one day be president. Someone’s got to step up and make it clear that we’re not going to settle for sound bites on script while tiptoeing around issues that matter. This is the United States and it’s our duty as citizens of this great nation to demand better.

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