Here’s the most recent portion of the interview Katie Couric did with Sarah Palin (and John McCain).
September 30, 2008 at 9:04 pm by Evil Beet
From her interview tonight with Katie Couric:
But as for homosexuality, I am not going to judge Americans and the decisions that they make in their adult personal relationships. I have one of my absolute best friends for the last 30 years happens to be gay, and I love her dearly. And she is not my “gay friend,” she is one of my best friends, who happens to have made a choice that isn’t a choice that I have made. But I am not going to judge people.
You hear that, people?
Homosexuality is a perfectly acceptable choice.
She also thinks that teenage victims of rape and incest really ought to have the babies no matter what. Although she wouldn’t actually support jailing the aforementioned teenager for not wanting to carry the incest-rapey child in her body for nine months and then endure the pain of passing it through her vaginal canal just so it’s extra extra extra hard to get closure on that sort of unspeakable trauma, so that’s sweet. Oh, and the morning-after pill? That’s a no-go with her, too.
Couric: If a 15-year-old is raped by her father, do you believe it should be illegal for her to get an abortion, and why?
Palin: I am pro-life. And I’m unapologetic in my position that I am pro-life. And I understand there are good people on both sides of the abortion debate. In fact, good people in my own family have differing views on abortion, and when it should be allowed. Do I respect people’s opinions on this. Now, I would counsel to choose life. I would also like to see a culture of life in this country. But I would also like to take it one step further. Not just saying I am pro-life and I want fewer and fewer abortions in this country, but I want them, those women who find themselves in circumstances that are absolutely less than ideal, for them to be supported, and adoptions made easier.
Couric: But ideally, you think it should be illegal for a girl who was raped or the victim of incest to get an abortion?
Palin: I’m saying that, personally, I would counsel the person to choose life, despite horrific, horrific circumstances that this person would find themselves in. And, um, if you’re asking, though, kind of foundationally here, should anyone end up in jail for having an â€¦ abortion, absolutely not. That’s nothing I would ever support.
Couric: Some people have credited the morning-after pill for decreasing the number of abortions. How do you feel about the morning-after pill?
Palin: Well, I am all for contraception. And I am all for preventative measures that are legal and save, and should be taken, but Katie, again, I am one to believe that life starts at the moment of conception. And I would like to see â€¦
Couric: And so you don’t believe in the morning-after pill?
Palin: … I would like to see fewer and fewer abortions in this world. And again, I haven’t spoken with anyone who disagrees with my position on that.
Couric: I’m sorry, I just want to ask you again. Do you not support or do you condone or condemn the morning-after pill.
Palin: Personally, and this isn’t McCain-Palin policy â€¦
Couric: No, that’s OK, I’m just asking you.
Palin: But personally, I would not choose to participate in that kind of contraception.
I can’t write any more about this.
I’m already in a bad enough mood.
September 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm by Evil Beet
I get this picture in my email last week from 5WPR, who’s apparently working for TheDirty.com (yeah, I know, I want that kind of PR budget for my gossip blog, too) and they’ve attached this pic. And I write the PR girl back like, “Um, can you give me some background on where that pic came from? Because if I don’t have specifics everyone’s gonna say it’s Photoshopped?” and she’s like, “Sure, I’ll get right back to you on that,” and then like an hour later I get another email from her like, “Unfortunately, we have no further information.”
Since I’m having an “I don’t give a fuck” kind of day:
Hayden Panettiere and a dildo: real or Photoshopped?
You tell me.
September 30, 2008 at 2:58 pm by Evil Beet
You guys are just getting a bunch of viral videos today, because there’s not much going on and did I mention I’m kind of in a weird mood today? I think I’m gonna go home and take a nap. I’m seeing a screening of Beverly Hills Chihuahua tonight and I’m very excited about it. I want to be well-rested.
September 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm by Evil Beet
It’s The Wire. With a laugh track. Because it’s the only thing that could make me feel better today.
If you’re listening at work, be sure to do so with headphones, unless you work at an office like mine, where everybody’s too busy being sued by the entire entertainment industry to care much about what the resident gossip girl’s doing in her cubicle.
September 30, 2008 at 1:56 pm by Evil Beet
At the Patrick Demarchelier exhibition party in Paris, with director Paul Anderson, her long-time boyfriend and baby daddy.
Inexplicably, I kind of love it. This is probably because there is something very, very wrong with me today. I just don’t know what. But clearly one of the symptoms is poor fashion sense. Someone alert Dr. House and his team.