Palin's "most disturbing beliefs"

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AlterNet has published a list of "Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs," and hopes that we can "shift the discussion to what really matters about her in the context of the White House: her dangerous views." Here's the summary:

1. She doesn't support "explicit" sex education
2. She believes that our Iraq quagmire "a task that is from God"
3. She's anti-choice...even for rape and incest victims
4. She voted for toxic waste and against clean water
5. She a hypocrite on earmarks and the "Bridge to Nowhere"
6. She supports teaching creationism in schools
7/8. She maintains a "drill everywhere" mentality, and vetoed a wind power project
9. She prefers lobbyists to community-based workers

All that leaves me wondering, "Is she on the right side of any issue?" Over at Slate, Juan Cole notes that Palin's values "more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers:

On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts.

He then asks, "What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist?"

The answer: "Lipstick."

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