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Atlanta blogs today September 02 2008

— Is questioning McCain's choice of Sarah Palin demeaning to women, as conservatives would like you to believe? Of course not, writes Amy Morton at Georgia Women Vote.  The fact that McCain didn't fully vet Palin before selecting her is what's really demeaning.

— Palin is also on the mind of Dcup at Politits. She writes that she wants to take the high road on all the Internet conjecture about Palin's teenage daughter and her pregnancy(s). But for Dcup, it's personal because it's about respecting choice and about Bible-thumping hypocrites.

— But leave it to DriftGrift to put Palin's "issues" in perspective with his "Morning Wooten."

— Over in Iraq, the Daly Briefing reminds me of what Mark Twain said about Americans: Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it. Our correspondent in the war zone says Iraqi leaders complain about problem after problem, but never offer any solutions.

— At Lucid Idiocy, Travis takes aim at a state government that shows its appreciation to veterans by closing an assisted living center for vets because of the budget shortfall.

— And, finally, Sara at Going Through The Motions picked the wrong weekend to travel to Biloxi for a poker tournament. She left the Gulf Coast Sunday morning and writes of being swept up in evacuees in the search for food and gasoline while driving 20 mph on the interstate. Gustav missed New Orleans and for that, we can be thankful.