Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Maverick, my ass

Read this:


Brilliant. Totally fucking brilliant, embodying everything I believe about the rightful criticism of Sarah Palin. However, I think Dems should take it one step further--remove the focus from Palin completely, and put it where it belongs--on John McCain, who thought women so simple, so easily manipulated, that he could garner their vote with such a blatant deception.

My favorite part:

When your project is reliant on gaining the support of women whose
reproductive rights you would limit, whose access to birth control and sex
education you would curtail, whose healthcare options you would decrease, whose
civil liberties you would take away and whose children and husbands and brothers
(and sisters and daughters and friends) you would send to war in Iraq, Iran,
Pakistan, Russia and wherever else you saw fit without actually understanding
international relations, I don't feel bad for you.

You know, John, I never thought you hated women. I thought you didn't give a shit. You still don't. Only now you think we're stupid as well.

Too stupid to be paid fairly. (We need more education and training, apparently--despite the fact that the graduation rate is higher for woment than it is for men.) Too stupid to notice the exchange of one woman for another.

Thanks for the insult to my intelligence, and that of every woman in America.

I now know where I stand....in the kitchen. Barefoot. Pregnant. Allowed to hold a position of power only if I smile and simper and never challenge you or threaten your domination by displaying such unattractive qualities as, oh, say, my own opinions. Or an ability to dominate in my own right.

Hey! That sounds kinda like Hillary Clinton. And, wow...she's nothing like Sarah Palin! She calls bullshit, makes people uncomfortable, and would probably be giving John McCain the finger right about now if she were in Palin's place. In other words, she'd be standing up for herself, giving him hell for using her so blatantly and stupidly.

THAT'S feminism, people. Accept no substitutes.

During the debates you continually stated that Senator Obama 'doesn't understand' or 'doesn't get it'. Of course he does. He has your number and you know it.

The games you're playing now are low and underhanded, the very antithesis of everything you once were. I never agreed with your policies, John, but once upon a time you were honorable. Now even Karl Rove is saying you're fighting dirty. That's like having Machiavelli tell you that you've gone too far.

America, wake up! You're being led like sheep (AGAIN). Don't be fooled by the Red Herring that is Gov. Palin! She ain't the real deal, and it only takes one working brain stem to figure that one out. Take yours out of the closet, dust if off, and get it working again.

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