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Monday, September 01, 2008

Palin: Where Does She Stand on Space?

Neo-conservative Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 44, will be formally named the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee this week but little is known about her views on national civil and commercial space policy. Palin is on a high G-force political ride from small town mayor to governor to .... in little over a decade. [Video 1, 2, 3 and 4] Bio of Sarah Palin.


tdr said...

I've found nothing on her views about space yet. Her coming from America's last frontier state, may make her sympathetic to exploration of The Final Frontier, as Captain Kirk called it. But presumably she'll adopt John McCain's policies as her own.

I'm curious why you describe her as "Neo-conservative."

JackKennedy said...

A "neocon" is more inclined than other conservatives toward vigorous government in the service of the goals of traditional morality and pro-business policies. Tends to favor a very strong foreign policy of America as well.

Rand Simberg said...

No, Jack, that is not what a "neocon" is. The more often people use the word "neocon," the less likely they are to know what it means. Sarah Palin is not a "neocon." Neither is John McCain.

Nor, despite hysterical attacks from my commenters, am I.

A friendly suggestion would be to avoid use of the word. It doesn't aid discourse in any way.

JackKennedy said...

Thank you Rand. I do appriciate your input.