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  •  She will be liked by those who like Sarah Palin. (1+ / 0-)
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    beltane

    "We must hang together,...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately."

    by GreatDane on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 12:46:56 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not so sure. (3+ / 0-)
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      bluegrass50, GreatDane, mmacdDE

      Many Palinites are working class and middle class moms who feel that they're finally being represented in the higher reaches of Washington (never mind that Patty Murray and others like her have been there for a long time).

      When you shop at Walmart and consignment shops (and Palin IS on record as being a big consignment shop fan) you know darn well that you're buying the cast-offs of the Nieman Marcus crowd; and that many of them mock you behind your back.

      I just don't see a lot of crossover here.

      I despise Palin. I'm not a fan of her minions. But "all Republican women are the same" thinking is sloppy and inaccurate.

      Plus, it's almost as insulting as the "all women suffer the same" meme that Ann tried to propound.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 01:11:34 PM PDT

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      •  I think that's a lot of it (1+ / 0-)
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        grover

        Palin had a working husband, and she was a working mom when she was mayor and governor. She didn't have a huge mansion, go to the finest schools, or have a ton of household help.

        That really was her appeal. She was like a lot of other women. Shopped like them, had a lot of the same concerns, in many ways mirrored their lives.

        Ann Romney is NOTHING like those women. Not even on the same planet.

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