you're screwed because of me. Also.
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Remember that one time when Sarah Palin invented feminism and shattered all kinds of glass ceilings because pitbull lipstick hockey mom mama grizzly roar also?
To some of us, the clear lesson was: Never put Sarah Palin on your ticket. To others of us (cough Mitt Romney cough), however, the lesson was that from now on, only put an "incredibly boring white guy" on your ticket.
And in case Romney's team didn't make it perfectly clear what it means to only be interested in an "incredibly boring white guy" for the vice presidential slot, a probably-soon-to-be-former Romney adviser explained why no lady Republicans, except for maybe New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, are being considered:
"I think unfortunately, Palin poisoned the well on that," said one informal Romney adviser, fretting that any woman selected as VP would draw inevitable comparisons to the former Alaska governor. "I would guess if I were inside the Romney mind that they're worried that any woman chosen will be subjected to a higher level of scrutiny."This totally makes sense. Everyone remembers how, after that whole Thomas Eagleton mess that damaged George McGovern's presidential ticket in 1972, it was generations before another white man was considered for the second slot of the ticket in either party. Except that, oh yeah, that's not what happened because no one actually thought that one poorly selected running mate reflected on the entire gender of said running mate.
But that's okay, Mitt Romney. Go ahead and pick your VP based on a total misunderstanding of the lesson you should have learned from 2008 because a strict No Girls Allowed rule will definitely help you with your lady problem.