I'm willing to bet that some usual idiots are jeering, or soon will be, at the fact that Sarah Palin just appointed a former Planned Parenthood board member to the Alaska Supreme Court. These types are probably getting a kick out of how social conservatives are going to be disheartened or hoping at least to stoke the flames of the imagined and hoped for disappointment. How should a pro-life, social conservative react?
Let's start by merely rolling our eyes at those who hope we will throw Sarah Palin under the bus. They're dream is based on ignoring information as to how a governor of Alaska is involved in the process. We need not be led by their dishonesty or their stupidity. The fact of the matter is that Sarah Palin had little power and could only choose from the candidates that were presented to her by a judicial council.
Gov. Palin's power to appoint judges is very limited in this process. Sure, she doesn't have to get her appointees approved by the legislature; but she can only choose names from a short list supplied to her by the Judicial Council. And in this instance, they sent her two names that she would never choose on her own, but she had no recourse to demand more names. No, this Alaskan system is not ideal. (source)
Be sure to read that entire post for more details and updates.
If there is anyone that should be disturbed, it would be those who try to portray Governor Sarah Palin as some sort of diabolical Christianist seeking to turn the country into a theocracy, if only given enough power. But then those types have never really bothered with the truth regarding Sarah Palin, so it's a rather slim chance they'll start at this late date. For those of us who actually care to be informed by facts, it has been clear for some time now that Governor Palin governs within the limits of the Alaska constitution and has not done much to force her personal social views on the state.
As a pro-life, social conservative, I have no problem with Governor Palin's decision considering how limited, by law, her role was in this matter. That my reaction only upsets or disappoints the usual idiots is just another reason that the sun shined a little more brightly for me today.
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