Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hypocrisy in High Heels

So, after my last post about Sarah Palin, people suggested I was being too harsh - that she's a woman and was mayor and then governor of a republican state is impressive, that no one would ask questions about "who will care for my five kids - one pregnant and 17, the other five and Down syndrome?" if she was a man, that I was somehow wrong for calling into question the experience and moral fiber of a woman who wishes to be, arguably, the second-most powerful politician in the United States.

Malarky. Enough with the hypocrisy, people.

I got a bad vibe from Sarah Palin. I got a bad vibe from her life choices because she reminded me of the cheerleader captain who was dating the quarterback, who's parents' had money and was used to getting everything handed to her on a silver platter, but would cut your throat if you so much as disagreed with her. I got a bad vibe because she professed "family values" while deciding that being vice president was more important than making sure her children - one of whom needs emotional support, another who has special needs - have BOTH parents around. (Oh, by the way, I would call any man who did the same a misogynist jerk, too - not that it matters.)

Well, folks, it looks like my bad vibe has been confirmed. Ask yourself this: what would happen if you elected the high school cheerleader captain mayor of your town? Are you cringing yet? If not, maybe you should be. You would sit by and watch as she rewarded all of her high school friends, and then punished anyone who so much as disagreed with her. You would see experts fired from their jobs and replaced with incompetents, and watch as real government fell apart.

Maybe I'm exaggerating. Maybe not all high school cheerleader-beauty queens are like that. But one thing is for sure, Sarah Palin is like that. You want evidence? Here's a five page NY Times article, full of incriminating evidence and examples of why Palin isn't fit for the PTA, let alone VP: Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes.

Just for good measure, here's a nice op-ed in The Nation, as well: Lipstick on a Wing Nut


MEW said...

YES! Thank you!

The NY Times op-ed page is full of even MORE evidence, if people remain unconvinced by your links.

As I've been saying time and again, just because she's a woman doesn't mean she automatically supports women's issues (and it's misogynistic to assume so).

Opposing her on the basis of her policies and history does not automatically make you a chauvinist. By claiming, "Oh, you hate me because you don't want a woman in office!" Palin is being a first-class hypocrite and abusing her femininity to her own advantage. It's like the teenager who demands in the same breath to be treated like an adult and cosseted like a child.