The Palin Show with Charles Gibson: What do you think's going on here?

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    Sep 16, 2008 1:52 PM GMT





    GIBSON: Homosexuality, genetic or learned?

    PALIN: Oh, I don’t — I don’t know, but I’m not one to judge and, you know, I’m from a family and from a community with many, many members of many diverse backgrounds and I’m not going to judge someone on whether they believe that homosexuality is a choice or genetic. I’m not going to judge them.

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    Sep 16, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
    the conversation was just about "genetic or learned." ...She is not judging those with opinions on "genetic or learned." ...It says nothing about her views on homosexuality and homosexuals.
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    Sep 16, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
    I think that's part of it.
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    Sep 16, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    shes either being politically correct or just following the new christian catch phrase "hate the sin, not the sinner" He would have done a better job by asking "would you support legislation for or against homosexuals?" That is what we are all interested in.

    Also it sounds like she is saying that there are people that she knows in her family or community that are gay .. but she doesn't just come out and say it which would suggest some discomfort with the subject.

    Maybe she wants Aunt Tom to stay in the closet icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 16, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    Is Gibson's question at all relevant? Don't adults have the right to choose how they get off, either alone or with a consenting other adult? I know that if it was determined that homosexuality was completely genetic (for example), that it would be expected that some pressure would be removed (fat chance) from gay people. That, though, lives in the moral spectrum, the same spectrum that says that sex is for procreation only.

    I think it's a safe assumption that this question is the only question that the McCain campaign would allow on this issue.
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    Sep 16, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said He would have done a better job by asking "would you support legislation for or against homosexuals?"



    I agree...What an asinine question that was. Given the time frame of the interview, one question pertaining to gay rights would have been appropriate, and he chose this one? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 16, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    Yep, ask a stupid question, and you get a stupid answer. I just don't know which is stupider in this case, the question or the answer.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 16, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    Another ambigious scene with the Palin woman....
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    Sep 16, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    Yep, and you've got gay folks (even right here at RJ) saying "See? She supports gay people."
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 16, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    In defense of Charlie Gibson, he was trying to ask the question DOWN to her level of understanding. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 16, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
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    Sep 16, 2008 4:45 PM GMT