Friday, September 26, 2008

Sarah "Sexy Pants" Palin

Does anyone find it offensive that McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate?

I remember thinking during her first speech at the RNC (about her and Hillary Clinton breaking the glass ceiling) that this has to be the most offensive political tactic in a long time. Not only is she running against Hillary Clinton's (whom she claimed as her partner in this) party, she is pretty much the polar opposite of HillDawg as far as their views are concerned.

To me this feels like the republican party is simply saying, "Here you go feminists. Here is your woman. Happy? Please vote for her and get back to what you were doing in the kitchen." Palin is simply a tool that is being used to steal woman voters, women who were originally going to vote for Hillary. The Republican party and McCain are basically saying vote for this woman regardless of her views because she is a woman, not because she has anything to bring to the White House. It seems as if though they are expecting women to vote only on the basis of description and not substance, as if they are trying to trick women into voting for them by throwing Palin at them.

This shows no respect towards what women were fighting for when they were supporting Hillary. This is a slap to the face of Hillary's cause. This is idiotic and offensive and it demonstrates clearly how low McCain is going to go to steal votes. There is no glass cieling being broken here, she is not even the first female VP candidate. Don't be fooled.
And yes, I know that the picture is of Tina Fey and not Sarah Palin. Hopefully you know that too if you are planning to vote for her ticket.


Camille said...

I agree whole heartedly. The day McCain announced his vice-president pick, I felt, as a woman, morally offended. Does he (and his party) really think the women of america can be duped that easily? OH A WOMAN! I MUST VOTE FOR HER! It's ridiculous.
What's sad is, in certain parts of the country, his theory is working. I'm ashamed not only that he thought he could get away with such blatant sexism, but more ashamed that many are falling for it.

Andy said...

As you say, Hilary and Palin are polar opposites.

I'm sorry, but only feminists who are also idiots and idiots who are also ignorant will vote for her.

PS: I wish they would talk about issues in debates, rather than personal attacks and playground ridicule...