Paul: My Two Cents on Sarah Palin…


…does it really matter that she’s a woman if she’s an anti-women woman?

She may look a bit like Tina Fey, but don’t be fooled

Today is a happy day, because McCain fucked up really bad on this one. Obviously he was trying to pander to the allegedly disaffected women who voted in the Democratic primaries for Hillary Clinton. It really shows how shockingly pathetic republicans’ understanding of this demographic is. Apart from a few random idiots, none of these women are going to be impressed by this pick of an anti-abortion, gun-toting, church-going breeder.

A look at her record shows that she is completely unsuited for politics on a national scale. As mayor of Wasilla, Alaska she fired the Police Chief and Library Director for political reasons. This ended up with the Police Chief filing suit against her, though it was later dismissed. More recently as governor, she fired the state Public Safety Commissioner because he refused to fire her ex-brother in law, a State Trooper. Basically, she used her office to retaliate against the guy because of a custody dispute with her sister. 

She’s currently being investigated for this fiasco and I think it’s going to get a lot more attention in the coming months. When the media latches on to it the narrative is going to be that women are too emotionally driven and catty to effectively serve in such in high-power positions. Ultimately, her Vice Presidential run is going to do a lot more to hurt women in politics than help. It’s a shame because there are a lot of other women in the party with a lot more experience and qualifications that he might have chosen.  

Women in politics are hardly unusual these days. There are many holding gubernatorial and congressional offices. Obviously we should aim for a 50/50 ratio, which we are nowhere near, but I still think it constructive to imagine how this pick would be taken if Palin were male. Obviously it would NEVER have happened. When you think of it, that’s kind of insulting. I don’t think you could say the same of Hillary Clinton’s service in the Senate or run for President, and that’s the difference.


1 Response to “Paul: My Two Cents on Sarah Palin…”

  1. 1 Diane
    August 30, 2008 at 10:39 am

    How can I be so filled with hatred? I have been so happy with the primaries and general election so far, I’ve been excited about politics for the first time in my life really, and now I’m completely aghast. This is no woman, this is George Bush with a womb. An irresponsible, power-hungry, gun-loving/animal hating, environment wrecking, sorority girl brood mare. (to quote Biden, “That’s not change, that’s more of the same!”) She can’t even govern Alaska without personal drama! AND she has too many kids! AND she has the beauty pageant disease! Beauty pageants are abusive and exploitative. Just like her!!!! I am not enjoying the election anymore, and I can only hope this backfires in a big way.

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