Sarah’s goose egg on SCOTUS

By pams
Thursday, October 2, 2008 0:49 EDT
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Here it is…what you’ve been waiting for — yet another Sarah Palin self-immolation, via Katie Couric. The video where McCain’s veep nom can’t name any Supreme Court cases.

COURIC: What other Supreme Court decisions [other than Roe v. Wade] do you disagree with?

PALIN: Well, let’s see. There’s — of course –in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings, that’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are–those issues, again, like Roe v Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know–going through the history of America, there would be others but…

COURIC: Can you think of any?

PALIN: Well, I could think of — of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a Vice President, if I’m so privileged to serve, wouldn’t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.


Compare that lunacy to Joe Biden’s response to a similar Couric question:

COURIC: Are there Supreme Court decisions you disagree with?

BIDEN: You know, I’m the guy who wrote the violence against women act and I said that every woman in America, if they are beaten and abused by a man, should be able to take that person to court, and meaning you should be able to go to federal court and sue in federal court the man who abused you if you can prove that abuse. But they said no, that a woman– there is no federal jurisdiction. And I held — they acknowledged I held about 1,000 hours of hearings proving that, that there’s an effect on interstate commerce. Women who are abused and beaten are women who are not able to be in the workforce. And the Supreme Court said, well there is an impact on commerce, but this is federalizing a private crime, and we’re not going to allow that. I think the Supreme Court is wrong about that decision.

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