Some people want to know why I came out of the box so quickly yesterday in protest of McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin.
I’ve been told by a person or two that I was perhaps a bit tough on the old gal.
I disagree… I honestly don’t think I was hard enough on her… and certainly not on John McCain himself… this asinine decision was his, after all.
Tough as some may have thought I was, I actually left a whole lot of my beef with McCain’s choice out of the post altogether.
For example, not once did I mention the all-too-obvious link between Palin and big oil… her husband is an oil production operator, and has been for 20 years.
Ok- yea, that point is kind of weak. Sort of like all the folks who made complete fools of themselves in drawing ridiculous- and false- parallels between Obama and The Nation of Islam.
Smacks of special interest, if you ask me.
As McCain pounds his POW status to death, she is doing the same… by beating her decision to keep her baby, upon learning he had Down Syndrome, into all of our heads. Some felt that Barack Obama was whoring his kids out at the DNC… this woman, however, is using her precious son, his special needs, as well as her own personal choice as a means to advance her own right-wing agenda.
Further, has no one caught the irony of a woman who parades her “choice” to any and everyone who will listen… while simultaneously pledging to banish the very right she practiced- in “choosing” to keep her son- for other women everywhere?
In the words of Senator Joe Biden… “That’s not change- that’s more of the same”.
The “change”, I guess, is supposed to stem from the fact that Palin is a woman.
The reasoning behind her placement on the GOP ticket, however, is downright offensive to women everywhere.
Yesterday, Palin mentioned Hillary Clinton’s adage about the 18 million cracks that were recently made in the proverbial glass ceiling… and then has the nerve to act as if it is her goal to shatter that ceiling “Once and for all!”
Huh. I doubt it.
This was Palin’s thin-veiled attempt to appeal to Hillary’s female supporters, some of which are, yes, disenchanted.
What she neglected to point out is the fact that she stands against everything Hillary has fought for- the most important being women’s rights. Those who truly love and support Hillary Clinton must also embrace her vision… and Palin’s short-sided views stand in polar contrast to everything the Senator has ever worked for- from her time in the White House, to her time as a New York State Representative, to her time on the campaign trail.
The idea that all McCain has to do is tout some woman- clearly, any woman will do- and he will suddenly have the female vote is thoroughly insulting, and shows just how little he really cares about our rights.
To think he can just pluck some young chickadee out of the wild, someone who has no experience on a national (let alone international) scale, someone who doesn’t care in the least about our plight as women…
Shows just how stupid he thinks we are.