6. If Roe v. Wade were overturned and states could once again prohibit abortion, in your view, to what extent should abortion be prohibited in Alaska?
Under this hypothetical scenario, it would not be up to the governor to unilaterally ban anything. It would be up to the people of Alaska to discuss and decide how we would like our society to reflect our values.
7. Do you support or oppose the use of public funds for abortion (e.g., paying for abortion, promoting abortion, subsidizing organizations that provide or refer for abortion)?
I oppose the use of public funds for elective abortions.
11. Do you support an increase in state-funded, faith-based initiatives?
We see an adequate level of funding for faith-based initiatives today.
13. This year saw the biggest wartime call-up of Alaska National Guard troops ever. Combined with deployments of active-duty forces, thousands of Alaskans are now serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas. What's your view of the Iraq war, and do you support President Bush's "war on terror"?
I support President Bush's efforts to stop terrorism by taking the fight to the terrorists. In the Iraq war, I would like to see the president develop an exit strategy to get our troops home.
BIDEN: ...what is new is I have no idea what her policies [are]. I assume they're the same as John's. I just don't know.Next, the question turned to Sara Palin's ability to energize the Republican base. Biden repeated the standard party line that Palin's policies were out of touch with most women, and in particular Palin's policies were opposed to those of Clinton:BIDEN: ... I hear this talk about, you know, is she going to pick up Hillary voters. Well ... I ... so far I haven't heard one single policy position ... one single position that she has in common with Hillary.Two points to call to your attention: First, this interview took place nine days after Sara Palin's acceptance speech at the RNC. How in the world can Biden credibly claim to have "no idea" what Palin's policies are? The answer is that he is lying as shown in the video when he contradicted his own alleged ignorance about Palin's policy positions, claiming that those same policy positions were "diametrically opposed" to those of Senator Hillary Clinton. Get it? First he had no idea what Palin's policy positions were, then he knew enough about them to claim that they were diametrically opposed to Clinton's.