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: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?Not knowing anything about the Republican field, I heard about the pick this morning and looked up the stories on her.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.
My first thought was: Trophy Candidate.