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  •  Mika and Campbell (1+ / 0-)
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    do a great disservice to the very idea of a woman's equality. In casting her as victim of the ruthless and dishonest McCain staff, they have deprived her of her reasoned choice to have accepted or rejected the offer.

    The message these women are sending us all is that woman are not the masters of their destiny. They do not choose whether or not they will ascend to positions of power. They are simply puppets of the ruling patriarchy.

    That this woman, against her better judgment was forced to have expensive makeovers, had no election in the seriousness with which she undertook her education, had no input into the inner workings of her family - no say in how she relayed important information about her daughter nor whether she would allow it to be revealed in the first place.

    I would think that, more than the nasty rumors, would be the most insulting legacy of the Palin candidacy.

    •  No, you are (0+ / 0-)

      confusing two separate and not mutually exclusive facts:

      1. Palin is ignorant, arrogant, corrupt, power-hungry, bigoted, and utterly incompetent to run the United States of America.
      1. McCain and the rest of the GOP either didn't vet her properly, which doesn't say much about their own competence; or they knew what she was like and picked her anyway because (a) the Dominionists wanted a candidate they could run the country through in the likely event McCain croaked in office, (b) the GOP's only hope was in appealing to the anencephalic vote, a/k/a The Base™, (c) they figured that nominating someone, anyone, with a vagina would placate the Clinton voters (because all us females are interchangeable, don'tcha know), or (d) Palin would make a handy scapegoat if they lost.

      It is entirely possible to decry a woman candidate for embodying all of the negative traits that Palin does while, simultaneously, decrying the misogyny that led her handlers to pick her. Yes, she herself is misogynist, as many women are, but that is orthogonal to the point made above.

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