Friday, August 29, 2008

Sexism, plain and simple

Senator McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his presidential running mate has unleashed a firestorm of blatant sexism from liberals. The sexist statements coming from her new political enemies is so disgusting that even we conservatives are offended. For example, Andrew Sullivan wrote this:
A reader writes:
Not knowing anything about the Republican field, I heard about the pick this morning and looked up the stories on her.

My first thought was: Trophy Candidate.
The visuals were strange. She looked like the promising student that an older professor admires (and has a bit of a crush on). When she called McCain her "partner," it sounded odder still. He comes off as her guardian or foster parent.
Why is it that any woman who gets in the way of the ambitions of powerful, Democratic men is automatically portrayed to be a slut, a prostitute, a stalker, trailer trash, an airhead, a trophy, or in this case, some kind of immature schoolgirl?

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