Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sarah Palin Schools the Media - and the Democrats

I just read a very interesting article in the New York Post, written by a woman who gets it.

Andrea Peyser asks, " HOLY hoop skirts: When did the clock tick back to 1958?"
You'd think so, Andrea, since the Democrats are getting their knickers in a knot over a wife and mother running for a major political office.

What is so astounding to me is this: Isn't Sarah Palin what feminists have long argued a woman could be? Aren't her accomplishments what the Democrats have long championed? Of course they are. They're just ticked off that the Republicans have her while their choice was kicked to the curb.

There is going to be much said about Sarah Palin from this day until Election Day. What I find so amusing is that many Democrats are now backpedaling from their strong ideal woman who can both flip pancakes and flip a flowchart - and saying wait! A woman should stay at home and take care of her kids! Then on top of it, they are trying to point to evangelical church tradition and claim Sarah Palin violates it.

Since when does pulling in church tradition count in a political race? Oh, that's right. It doesn't. At least if you're a Democrat, it doesn't. If you're a Republican, all bets are off and suddenly the liberal media is acting like a bunch of Canon lawyers.

They are shaking in their boots because they know that as much mud they try to throw at Sarah Palin, most of it is sticking to them. The discussion of whether Sarah Palin can do the job while being a mother is one of the most sexist comments I have heard in a long, long time. The fact that it is coming from the Democrats, home of radical feminism, is all the more outrageous.

If Sarah were a man, this would not be part of the discussion. President John F. Kennedy had two small children. Most elected officials have children, many of them young, when they served in a public office. Even Geraldine Ferraro, when she first entered into politics, had three small children - a 12 year-old, a 10 year-old, and an 8 year-old. Did anyone challenge her on whether she would be able to be an effective Assistant D.A. while being a mother? I doubt it.

I think Sarah Palin is going to knock it out of the park tonight. I can't wait to see how the liberally-biased media tries to minimize her success; which I suspect will be an exercise in futility, if ever there was one.


X said...

Great post! And she has great hair LOL! Seriously - I think she's great. She is capable but not strident, strong but not overbearing. Who would you rather have over for dinner - the Clintons or the Palins? You know who I'd pick.

Mary Rose said...

Anglela, we're two peas in a pod! Absolutely I'd pick the Palins.

By the way, did you see the dissed kiss from Hillary toward her own husband? He was coming in to give her a quick kiss and she abruptly turned her head. Ouch! Talk about a frosty response!

Yeah. I'm sure those two would be just a bucketful of genuine laughs if you had them over for dinner...