In one breath, she speaks in admiring tones of Ronald Reagan, and then in the next will excoriate George W. Bush, the president who has tried the hardest to follow in Reagan's footsteps.And about organized religion:
The Iraq war is "immoral, unlawful and ill-advised," she says, and she adds of Republicans who still support Bush: "You know, he could molest a child on prime-time television and they'd still find a way to excuse some of the stuff he's done."
She believes in the literal truth of the Bible but has issues with organized religion.
Conservative talk show hosts drive her so crazy that she's taken to listening to NPR and Air America, the liberal talk network. Oh, and she's a vegetarian who loves animals, and she finally kicked smoking three years ago.
"I think the majority of Christians in this country and in this state are mightily on the wrong track," she says, charging that they too often blindly follow political organizations mostly interested in their own political success. Starrett says she regards herself as a Christian but attends church only occasionally.I guess the question is exactly what is the base of an anti-abortion, anti-Bush, anti-war candidate? The Republican candidate, Ron Saxton while saying he is pro-life is a little too wishy washy for the militant crowd so her base is probably the single issue anti-abortion types.