I'm still reeling by the Log Cabin Republicans' hearty approval of lightweight fundie Sarah Palin.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can help Sen. McCain win this election by appealing to independent and young voters.  She's a mainstream Republican who will unite the Party and serve John McCain well as Vice President.  Gov. Palin is an inclusive Republican who will help Sen. McCain appeal to gay and lesbian voters.

--Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon about Gov. Sarah Palin

Isn't this supposed to be a group that believes government should get out of the lives of taxpayers? So far, the only folks jumping for joy are not fiscal conservatives, but the wingnut fringe who want to peep into your womb and bedroom. Here are some more, from Bob Unruh at WND in the incredibly titled, "Does chick mate spell checkmate for McCain?" --

"The excitement was palpable among conservative leaders when they heard that Gov. Palin was Sen. McCain's choice for vice president. There is a high level of optimism among conservative leaders that the McCain-Palin combination is a ticket that will connect with values voters...Gov. Palin is pro-life and pro-marriage."

-- Mathew Staver, chief of Liberty Counsel, the Liberty Alliance Action.

"The country now has a clear choice between an avowed pro-abortion ticket that would continue to push for unrestricted abortion on demand, and a strongly pro-life ticket that will bring us closer to a society that embraces the value and dignity of human life."

-- Darla St. Martin, co-executive director of the National Right to Life committee

"It is particularly significant that a conservative woman was nominated for the nation's second highest office. For years the feminist movement has acknowledged for leadership only those women who embrace a radical agenda. How refreshing that now we have a woman who reflects the values of mainstream American women. Take that feminists – here is a woman of accomplishment who brings a fresh face to traditional values and models the type of woman most girls want to become."

--Janice Shaw Crouse, director of the CWA's Beverly LaHaye Institute.

My question here, since it's safe to say most LCRs are men, is what does this say about support by gay conservative men for the individual rights of women? Sarah Palin does not believe in reproductive freedom, and doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work (like their man McCain). This is troubling. Does limited government only extend to those without vaginas?

Just asking, because IMHO, this ticket in no way represents limited government, save a strong pro-second amendment stance and a pledge to reduce taxes while the country's economy goes down the toilet as we maintain $upport for this endless war. What are the LCR's true conservative principles? I only see a ticket that promises to nominate SCOTUS justices ready to roll back freedoms the LCRs currently take for granted.