This will surely get your blood boiling!
Comparing Palin’s “non-judgement” to that of other Americans, communications director Scott Tucker released the following statement:
In this interview, Gov. Palin expressed her support for a gay friend of 30 years and reiterated that she doesnâ€™t judge people. She said sheâ€™s â€˜not going to judge Americans and the decisions they make in their adult personal relationships.â€™ Frankly, I think thatâ€™s where most Americans are in their attitude toward gay and lesbian people.
Gov. Palin didnâ€™t ramble uncomfortably about a â€˜lifestyleâ€™ or use the opportunity to reiterate her opposition to marriage for gay couples. She didnâ€™t use the opportunity to express opposition to any gay rights legislation. Gay Democrats are pouncing on her use of the word â€˜choiceâ€™ in talking about gay people. But, when asked the direct question by Charlie Gibson in a previous interview whether people choose to be gay, she said she didnâ€™t know. Again, I think thatâ€™s where the vast majority of Americans are on this issue-they simply donâ€™t know whether people choose to be gay.
We know that people donâ€™t â€˜chooseâ€™ their sexual orientation and weâ€™ll continue educating all Republicans about that issue.
Nice work citing a previous interview, Tucker. Palin’s remarks last night make clear she’s given the topic more thought – but not enough – and has chosen to rely on tried-and-true right-wing ideology.
We understand that some gay people identify more with the GOP, but don’t just bend over and take it for the sake of party inclusion. Stand up and defend yourself! You do know what the solution step to the gay “choice,” right? Correction.