One Year Later: Lion's Den Flashback

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A year ago today, I appeared on Sistah Talk TV. As the name suggests, the show often focuses on issues that are pertinent to Black women. I was sought out as a guest because I am both a Black conservative and a Black supporter of Governor Palin. For some, those things simply don't mesh. My being a Black conservative is enigma enough. My supporting Governor Palin leaves them shaking their heads. Of course, people who are familiar with her principles know that it makes perfect sense for Americans to support her, and that Blacks in particular would benefit from the principles she upholds. Read more about that here, here, and here.

I am not naive; I knew I was entering the metaphorical lion's den when I reluctantly accepted the invitation. It's an experience I'm very glad to have had.

The actual broadcast lasted an hour, and the aftershow was an additional 15 minutes or so. So one year later, let's flash back to the edited excerpt.

Click here to read my write-up after that experience.


RSS Ronald Reagan December 13, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

Since Mr. Cain ended his campaign, I've been torn between Rep. Bachmann and Sen. Santorum. Heretofore, I have assumed that Bachmann and Palin were essentially identical on most issues, though recently I've started to wonder. Specifically, I'm wondering how different these ladies are on the issues of gay marriage/civil unions. It seems that Rep. Bachmann is pretty firmly opposed to ANY recognition of gay civil unions. I believe that Gov. Palin is opposed to gay marriage, but if memory serves me correctly, she has some homosexual people in her family, with whom she is on very good terms. This would lead me to assume she's a bit more libertarian--perhaps favoring civil unions.

In your opinion, of the remaining candidates, who do you consider to be most similar to Governor Palin...and why?

Adrienne Ross December 13, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

Gov. Palin has said she does have a bit of a libertarian streak. To my knowledge, she is not in favor of civil unions. She has never made an issue of same sex marriage or civil unions, but has answered questions about it when asked, and in AK, as governor, she did not agree to denying gay couples benefits. Although she personally didn't agree to granting benefits, it was unconstitutional to deny them, and, she said, she had taken an oath to uphold AK's Constitution, regardless of her personal beliefs.

As for who is most like her, none of them, to be honest. You have to weigh that yourself.

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