This is not about who is running for president. So please, don't leave me political comments about how your candidate is better than mine, blah blah blah.
This is about the polar bears.
Imagine for a second this scenario:
If I had been an undecided, fence-sitting, PUMA member...and if I had actually been excited (even just a little bit) about the choice of Gov. Sarah Palin as McCain's VP (those are 2 REALLY big 'ifs')...this little bit of info would have been the deal breaker:
•Ms. Palin opposed the U.S. government's listing of various animals as endangered, including the polar bear and the beluga whale, both of which inhabit areas rich in oil and natural gas. [from The Blade].
Really? C'mon. Who doesn't want to save the polar bears?
They're cute and cuddly and yeah, they could eat you if they wanted to. But really. Have you seen the National Geographic shows about how these poor, innocent bears are starving and dying because the Arctic ice is melting? What's not to love?
Polar bears can't vote...which is unfortunate. Because I'm sure they would like to have their voices heard. From the ice floes in northern Alaska. Home of Sarah Palin. The governor who hates them.
I don't know about you, but I'm voting for the polar bears.
For another view, I suggest you read this. I especially like the new bumper sticker slogans. Oh, and the photo of the dead bear on Palin's couch. I bet they don't sell that at Target. And for the record, I took that photo -- at the zoo. What? You didn't really think I jumped in the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean to snap that shot, did ya?
PS: I did Google "Does Barack Obama like polar bears?"...but didn't find anything on point. He does want to make sure the Endangered Species Act isn't destroyed by the current administration and he wants to reduce greenhouse emissions so that the Arctic ice stops melting. Off shore drilling is a bit up in the air right now. But as for his personal feelings on polar bears...nada.