As the examples multiply of the McCain campaign letting Palin be Palin, whether to tap into her authenticity or to give her space for her next step in politics post-McCain, Sarah Palin has come out in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In a CBN interview, she said:
"I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that's where we would go. I don't support ," Palin said. She said she believed traditional marriage is the foundation for strong families.
Her position shouldn't come as much of a surprise given her remarks during the vice presidential debate. But it's still disappointing. I have to give some credit to John McCain. He's a federalist who thinks the issue ought to be decided at the state level, and I don't think he wants this campaign to be about bullying the GLBT community or immigrants or any other outsider group. But someone in the campaign has decided that it would be a good idea to allow Palin to talk about the issue. The next two weeks are going to be rough.