POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Rebecca Traister (Salon): I feel sorry for women who have to live with what Palin and her running mate have wrought.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 30, 2008

Rebecca Traister writes at salon.com (thanks to BRIDGET for sending the link) …

  • Everyone seems to be oozing sympathy for the fumbling vice-presidential nominee. Please. Cry me a freaking river.
  • What Palin did was move forward thoughtlessly and overconfidently, without considering that her abilities or qualifications would ever be questioned.
    • Sarah Palin is a politician who took the national stage and sneered at the work of community activists.
    • When you don’t take your own career and reputation seriously enough to pause before striding onto a national stage and lying about your record of opposing a Bridge to Nowhere, I don’t feel bad for you.
    • When you don’t have enough regard for your country or its politics to cram effectively for the test that helps determine whether or not you get to run that country and participate in its politics — I don’t feel bad for you.
    • When your project is reliant on gaining the support of women whose reproductive rights you would limit, whose access to birth control and sex education you would curtail, whose healthcare options you would decrease, I don’t feel bad for you.
  • Palin is tough as nails. So, no, I don’t feel sorry for her. I feel sorry for women who have to live with what she and her running mate have wrought.

Read the entire article at … http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/09/30/palin_pity/

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