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Monday, October 20, 2008

McCain would like you ladies to stop worrying your pretty little heads about your "health" and just make him a damn sandwich already

The last few weeks of the presidential campaign has had me up in arms; ok, I should probably clarify. The last few weeks of the McCain-Palin campaign has had me yelling at the tv, jumping up from my seat, literally angry with rage. Each time I think a new low has been achieved, I would watch another debate (air quotes? seriously?), stumble across yet ANOTHER divisive incident that occurred at one of their rallies via youtube or receive one of their incendiary and often blatantly false advertisements in the mail (more on that later). I suppose that's one of the joys of living in a battleground state, in a part of the country that's not quite American enough for Governor Palin or Joe McCain, the senator's brother. But McCain's little visit on Fox yesterday just took it to a new level of crap on a crap cracker.

According to McCain, Sarah Palin is a "counter to the liberal feminist agenda."



Sigh. I mean, I don't even know where to begin. From belittling the importance of women's health, to his calling the pro-choice ideology "pro-abortion," to the C-U- Next Tuesday incident with his wife, the gorilla rape joke, and so on and so forth ad infinitum, there seems to be no end to his overwhelming misogynystic and paternalistic attitude regarding women. Think about it: when asked to describe his running-mate's qualifications, he said she had "a tough husband." Or like the time he and she both met with Katie Couric and he wouldn't let Palin answer a single question (though that probably wasn't such a bad idea after her previous abysmal performances), pulling an attitude like an overprotective/impatient father called in for a meeting with his "misunderstood" kid's principal.

Let's have a quick vocabulary lesson:
Liberal, adjective: marked by generosity: given or provided in a generous and openhanded way: broad-minded; especially: not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms.
Feminist/Feminism, noun: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.
Agenda, noun: a list or outline of things to be considered or done.

You know what? McCain is totally right. Sarah Palin stands for and represents the complete opposite of the above. If being a part of the liberal feminist agenda is wrong, then I don't want to be right. (You know, like "on the right?" Get it? I'll be here all night, folks.)

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