A couple of weeks ago, Sarah Palin spoke without thinking and found herself opposing a position staked out by John McCain in the presidential debates. She said she would support unilateral strikes into Pakistan to get al-Queda leaders. The problem was that was the position taken by Obama in the debate and vilified by McCain.
Now it looks like she has once again gone off the reservation. While McCain doesn't support gay marriage, he has always opposed a federal ban on it. He believes it is a matter that should be left up to the individual states. Palin doesn't agree, and she made that public in an interview released by the Christian Broadcasting Network on Monday.
She told the CBN interviewer, "I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that's where we would go. I don't support gay marriage."
I don't know whether she just let this slip because she felt safe talking to CBN, or whether she just really doesn't care what John McCain's positions are. One thing is sure -- she hasn't mastered the concept of supporting the views put forward by her running mate.
Then she went on to make a completely ridiculous statement. She told CBN, "What we have heard through some mainstream media is that folks have hollered out some atrocious and unacceptable things like 'kill him'. If I ever were to hear that standing up there at the podium with the mike, I would call them out on that, and I would tell these people, no, that's unacceptable."
That was either a blatant lie, or she has some serious hearing problems and needs to get to an audiologist fast to be fitted with a hearing aid. No one else has had any problems hearing the outrageous remarks from her crowds.