Far be it for me to appear sexist, as the Republicans are declaring anyone saying anything negative about Palin, is sexist, but:
We can't tell you how Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin would do on national defense, but when it comes to defending Alaska's right to shoot wolves, she's not afraid to pull the trigger.
Just ask Rep. George Miller.
Miller, D-Martinez, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced federal legislation last year to end Alaska's policy of allowing people to shoot wolves from airplanes - a practice used to keep the number of wolves in check so they don't eat all the state's moose and caribou.
Miller - who has strong support from environmental groups around the country - deemed the kills cruel and unnecessary to preserve the moose and caribou population. What's more, he said, they violate federal law banning airborne hunting.
Faster than you can cry wolf, Palin told the East Bay congressman and his Washington pals to butt out.
"Congressman Miller doesn't understand rural Alaska (and) doesn't comprehend wildlife management in the North," the Alaska governor said in a statement issued last September.
Miller is also clueless to the fact that game hunters rely on the moose and caribou "to put healthy food on their families' dinner tables," Palin said.
Miller, however, tells us there are plenty of moose and caribou for native Alaskans to hunt. He says his bill, still waiting to be heard in committee, is really about stopping the state from handing out licenses to sportsmen "in the name of predator control."
"Shooting wolves from airplanes probably doesn't look like a good deal to most Americans," he said.
Wolves aren't the only item on Palin's list. She's also taken on the federal government over polar bears, suing the Interior Department on Alaska's behalf in reaction to the feds' decision to list the animals as threatened.
She believes the listing will cripple oil and gas development in sensitive areas - and, in any case, says the enviro argument that global warming threatens to wipe out the polar bears' habitat is a crock.
In case you were wondering, Miller, who just returned from the Democratic National Convention, doesn't think much of Palin as a vice presidential candidate.
"I just don't get it," he says. "Her incredible lack of experience is serious."
Worth noting: Democrats had good reason to be nervous going into the Denver convention - and the problem looked to be bigger than just the bruised feelings between the Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton camps.
Recent polls of California voters show that going into Denver, Obama's support among key independent voters had dropped nine points in a month - cutting his lead over John McCain to less than 10 points in this bluest of blue states.
A poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California showed Obama's lead over McCain dropping to 48 percent to 39 percent among all likely voters - down six points from July.
Obama is still comfortably ahead of McCain statewide, and institute pollster Mark Baldassare noted that a Republican hasn't carried California since the first George Bush in 1988- so odds are Obama will still take the state.
Cheney must love her.
People who have no exposure to the born againers (Charismatics; morons) have no idea how dangerous is this subset of humanoids. I saw them sic dogs on labor union canvassers in Santa Monica and laugh as they ran.
These subhumans really get scary as soon as you get a couple of hundred miles away from the ocean.
Do you see why I wanted Hillary. McCain would not have selected Palin had Hillary been chosen, but no matter what the Republicans did, Hillary, Bill and there staffers would have stuffed Carl down the tubes. Hillary and Bill are as ruthless as Carl Rove.