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Are you aware that having experience with Title IX (the law that states that high schools and colleges must have equal sports for both men and women) gives you the right to say you have a strategy for economic empowerment for women?

Did you also know that being "point guard" and helping to win your high school’s national championship game also qualifies as a strategy for economic empowerment for women?

When Govern Palin was ask about her strategies for economic empowerment for women she said,

"Well first let me take a shot at that, and I’ll tell ya, I’m a product of Title Nine in our schools, where equal education and equal opportunities in sports really helped propel me into the—I guess into the position that I’m in today where–-" McCain interjected telling the crowd that his running mate was a point guard that won her high school’s national championship.

Palin continued, "Sports were very, very important to me growing up, you know just learning about self discipline and healthy competition and about what it takes to win and even how to graciously lose sometimes. But how to win, that’s what it teaches ya. Now, I was a product of Title 9 where legislation allowed that equal opportunity."

Did you also know that having a son in the military qualifies you as having foreign policy experience?

When Governor Palin was asked about her foreign policy experience and to provide specific skills, she said she is a,

"Washington outsider" that her opponents are going to be "looking for a whole lot of things that they can criticize" and even told the audience then can play stump the candidate:

"But as for foreign policy you know I think I am prepared and I know that on January 20th if we are so blessed as to be sworn into office as your President and Vice-President. We’ll be ready–I’ll be ready. I have that confidence."

Palin said "I have that readiness and if you want specifics with specific policy or countries go ahead you can ask. You can play stump the candidate if you want to. But we are ready to serve."

Senator John McCain stepped in and tried to defend Palin by talking about her experience with energy (oil) and that her son was in the military deploying to Iraq.

So folks, in case you weren’t aware of it – sports and being in the military count for women’s rights and foreign policy experience.

Originally posted to cscmm on Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 06:07 AM PDT.

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