__________________Just like a woman
Here's the crux of the Sarah Palin
and now the entire McCain campaign, and it's the same complaint men have had about Feminism for years. If a woman wants to be treated like an equal, screaming sexism when it suits her is not only unfair, it's counterproductive.
"Women want equal pay, but don't want to pay for dinner" the old feeling goes and McCain, hiding behind Palin's
skirt and absorbing her attention, plays the both sides of that card every chance he gets. First it was the "old boys club" working against Palin
as to why not everyone in politics agrees with her.
Next, anyone who questions her brood of five children (two of whom are either pregnant teens or breastfeeding infants with serious illnesses) as a detriment to her ability to commit to the full-time Vice Presidential role, is accused of being a misogynist who doesn't believe in equal rights.
This morning McCain is littering headlines
with demands of an apology from Obama
. Why? Because he insulted Lady Palin
! Take off your hat, Obama
, a lady is present. That lady made a joke the other day comparing herself to a lipstick-wearing pit bull
referenced her joke by calling McCain's plan of change a "lipstick on a pig".
I grew up on the border of Kentucky, so my access to southern colloquialisms
might have an edge over yours. "Lipstick on a pig" has nothing to do with Governor Palin
, it refers to thin disguises. In this case, McCain is the pig and his plan for change is the lipstick: not fooling anyone.
In typical McCain fashion, instead of responding to the heart of
the claim, he has twisted the story and once again played the lady card. Is this how a McCain administration is going to deal with foreign policy? Cry, "but there's a lady in the house!" to argue Korean nukes?
Look, I like sitting shotgun in cars just like the next girl. I'm sure Sarah Palin
hasn't opened a door for herself since junior high. Let's keep these little perks if we can. But when we run for political office in a superpower nation in a time of war, we little ladies can't cry "but I'm a GIRL" as a way of dodging the issues.
It makes us look like girls.
UPDATE: Obama responds here
Yay! I'm officially in my third trimester!
I have a twin!