* Mother's Against Drunk Driving: "Call us for help with your next party and night of binge drinking! We'll designate a driver so you can get wasted without guilt."
* CBS' Katie Couric interviews Sarah Palin: and the Olympic high jump results are in. The transcript excerpt below shows Sarah Palin taking a clear stand on global warming (against it), Darwinism (should be taught as an accepted principle), abortifacients (should not be illegal), but otherwise, she's personally pro-life which means, remember, officially pro-choice:
Palin: "absolutely" will fight global warming
Palin: personally against the Morning After Pill but it should not be illegal
Palin: on abortion for rape, she would 'counsel' for life, but never support jail
Palin: a pro-life vice president doesn't make laws, so her beliefs are not relevant
Palin: evolution "should be taught as an accepted principle"
Palin: God's hand in creation should not be part of state policy or the curriculum
Palin: "as for homosexuality" "I don't know what prayers are worthy of being prayed... I am not going to judge... adult personal relationships"
Katie: John McCain proposed legislation calling for mandatory caps on global warming gases or CO2 emissions. Do you agree with that?
Sarah: I support his position on that. Absolutely. [Enyart: Quixote] ...
Couric: ... If a 15-year-old is raped by her father, you believe it should be illegal for her to get an abortion. Why?
Palin: I am pro-life. And I'm unapologetic about my position there on pro-life. And I understand good people on both sides of the abortion [Enyart: holocaust & slavery] debate. In fact, good people in my own family have differing views on abortion and when it should be allowed. So ... I respect people's opinion on this. Now, I would counsel to choose life. I would like to see a culture of life in this country. ... I want fewer and fewer abortions in this country. [Enyart: that's what McCain and Planned Parenthood say.] ...
Couric: But, ideally, you think it should be illegal ...for a girl who was raped or the victim of incest to get an abortion?
Palin: I'm saying that, personally, I would counsel the person to choose life, despite horrific, horrific circumstances that this person would find themselves in. And, um, if you're asking, though, kind of foundationally here, should anyone end up in jail for having an ... abortion, absolutely not. That's nothing I would ever support. ... The extremism, to me, is those who would support partial-birth abortion [Enyart: Don Quixote again]. Those who would disallow parental consent [andthenyoucankillthebaby.com] ... I think parents should have a say in that. They should be a part of their child's health care...
Couric: ... But you also think it should be illegal, that there should be no punishment if a woman does break the law...
Palin: ... I want to do all that I can to reduce the number [of] abortions. [Enyart: that's what McCain and Planned Parenthood say.]
Couric: Some people have credited the morning-after pill as for decreasing the number of abortions. How do you feel about the morning after pill?
Palin: ... I am one to believe that life starts at the moment of conception. ...
Couric: And so you don't believe in the morning-after pill.
Palin: I would like to see fewer and fewer abortions in this world. [Enyart: echoes of Planned Parenthood] ...
Couric: ... Do you not support or do you condone or condemn the morning after pill? ...
Palin: But, personally, I would not choose to participate in that kind of contraception. It ... [Enyart: remember, to be personally pro-life means to be officially pro-abortion.]
Couric: Do you think it should be illegal?
Palin: I don't think that it should necessarily be illegal. ... [Bingo! ...officially pro-choice. And here comes the latest Republican abortion DODGE:]
Palin: Now, as a vice president, what positions would a vice-president have to take on the abortion issue? They're not legislating. A vice president does not make law.
Couric: But if you have a moral problem with abortion, it seems to me you would do everything in your power to make it illegal and overturn Roe v. Wade and ...
Palin: Of course, it's the legislature, the law-making branch of our third, of our three branches of government ... I don't apologize when I share my views of being pro-life. And, you know, I'll do that all day long if you want me to. But a vice-president does not make law. And a vice-president does not interpret the law either. [Enyart: Palin is saying, "If you'll elect me, I won't do anything of significance, because I am personally pro-life."]
Couric: Do you believe evolution should be taught as an accepted scientific principle or one of several theories?
Palin: Oh, I think it should be taught as an accepted principle. ... the beauty that is this Earth, I see the hand of God in that. But that is not part of state policy or a local curriculum in a school district. Science should be taught in science class.
Couric: Should creationism be allowed to be taught anywhere in public schools?
Palin: ...let the locals decide...
Couric: ...[Regarding] convert[ing] gays into heterosexuals through prayer...
Palin: ...you know, I don't know what prayers are worthy of being prayed. And I don't know what prayers are gonna be answered or not answered. But as for homosexuality [Enyart: a threat to America's kids far greater than Jihad], I am not going to judge Americans and the decisions that they make in their adult personal relationships. I have, one of my absolute best friends for the last 30 years who happens to be gay [Enyart: it must have been an accident]. And I love her dearly. And she is not my "gay friend." She is one of my best friends who happens to have made a choice that isn't a choice that I have made [I prefer chocolate]. But I am not gonna judge people. [Enyart: Ut oh, I've seen that claim before. Just wait until she hears a Christian explain that homosexuality is a perversion that destroys lives and eternal souls.] And I love America where we are more tolerant than other countries are. [Enyart: I think Europe has even more public pornography, perversion, tax-payer funded prostitution, etc., than we have, so technically, their countries might be more tolerant than we are, for everything except for Christianity that is; but don't fear, we're getting there!] And [we] are more accepting of some of these choices that sometimes people want to believe reflects solely on an individual's values or not. [Enyart: that's not double speak; I'm certain it's not! It's triple speak.] Homosexuality, I am not gonna judge people.