Well, we all held our breath that Gov. Palin would mess up, like usual. We hoped–or expected– all sorts of blunders on her part. Maybe she’d shoot a wolf, or speak in tongues, or talk about seeing Russia from her house. But, she did OK. Not great. But OK.
Sure, she didn’t answer half the questions, and instead went into a commercial-like speech about Sen. McCain.
But she didn’t fall flat on her face.
Joe Biden did his part. He was controlled, well-spoken and knowledgable. Good.
I am, however, tired of hearing Palin be called a feminist. I think I will link to this Op-Ed by GLoria Steinem (the feminist of feminists) about Palin. Here are some main points:
“Palin’s value to those patriarchs is clear: She opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality. She believes that creationism should be taught in public schools but disbelieves global warming; she opposes gun control but supports government control of women’s wombs; she opposes stem cell research but approves “abstinence-only” programs, which increase unwanted births, sexually transmitted diseases and abortions; she tried to use taxpayers’ millions for a state program to shoot wolves from the air but didn’t spend enough money to fix a state school system with the lowest high-school graduation rate in the nation….”
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Why is it, that you folks say Palin is not a feminist?! Isn’t feminism about the empowerment and liberation of women? Isn’t Palin just that?
Or, as I suspect, it’s all about, as it’s always been, ABORTION.