John McCain's decision to pick Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate for the US Presidential race has set the blogosphere on fire across the pond. The Huffington Post has unearthed this video clip of Palin from late last year:
Palin comes across as the sort of person who takes her world view from the cable news networks. Unlike her namesake, Michael, however, there's nothing intentionally comical about her views; she opposes abortion even when the woman has been raped & believes in "creationism" (ie., it really did all start with a snake, a spare rib & an apple). On this last point, one of the commenters to the video clip puts it perfectly:
"She believes in fossil fuels, but doesn't believe fossils are older than the bible...".