Sunbeams: To catch the bad guys, you’ve got to think like a bad guy — and that’s why all the best detectives have a dark side.
David Videcette, The Theseus Paradox
brilliant! nailed my experience of her "debate lite" on the head.
You know, I have to say that I'm pretty tired of the Sarah Palin pile-ons. And this is coming from someone who wants her to lose. In fact, she has lost. Is there any doubt now that Obama will win by at least five points? The "race" is over. Let's move on. Sarah Palin isn't dumb. She's just not ready ... her ambitions are bigger than her judgment and experience. You know, kind of like Barack Obama. Obama's just smoother.There's something ugly about the crazed gleeful hate with which any woman seeking high office is greeted. Often by other women.In my opinion.
Well-the diagram is pretty damn true. A little scary that folks would even imagine this woman has any reason to be in office. A woman in office would be awesome-IF she actually stood up for women instead of preaching her crazed fundamental oppressive views and was ready to deal with this country's vast problems!
I think they nailed it. Except in my opinion, nothing she does is cute.
Jim- I have no argument whatsoever with your first and second paragraphs. But the third one begs for a response. First, women do not regard "any woman" seeking high office as open for hatred. To make such a blanket statement is absurd.Second, you've got the "women hating other women" thing totally backwards. It's the glee in Sarah Palin's eye as it reaches for power in this country - POWER THAT WOULD NOT BE USED FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY - that is the reason for the "pile on". She is being used by the campaign and I find it sad. If anyone out there has ever read "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, you will find the following quote comparing Palin to the Aunts just about perfect (and it has the word "glee" in it, which I thought was pretty serendipitous!)"What makes the Aunts so remarkable is their collective failure to realize that they are simply being used by the commanders to keep other women in line, and their willingness - glee, even - at doing so is simultaneously sad and terrifying. So what compels the Aunts to become traitors to both their sex and their country? First, they believe that their contribution to the repressive social order is righteous, and second, they've found that under this rigid system of social control, they have the illusion of a tiny bit of power."with all due respect and friendship.......
I forgot to link to the article from which I pulled the quote. Here it is if you want to read it:Welcome to Gilead, Governor Palin
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