Sunday, September 07, 2008

"Yes, We're All Stupid...and Here's Why"

Every now and then Howling Latina comes across a post that brilliantly spells out what she's thinking; and today she came across a post written by Dr. Lynette Long that charts Long's internal thinking in choosing Sarah Palin over Biden in November.

Now no need to add commentary; the howler is simply inserting a few paragraphs from the post and strongly urges EVERY person who reads this to visit Alegre's Corner and read the full piece.

After the last Democratic Primary was over...I personally explained to Senator McCain that women comprise well over half of the population, yet are underrepresented in every branch of government. I asked him loudly and clearly to choose a woman for the VP slot and to increase the number of women in the cabinet and on the Supreme Court. Senator McCain listened respectfully to my request...

After the Democratic Primary, I was personally in contact with a member of Obama's Finance Committee. He left several messages on my office phone, "urging" me to support Senator Obama. We had numerous contentious conversations and I finally told him I would be happy to vote for Senator Obama and rally other Hillary supporters to vote for Obama but in return I wanted Obama to pledge gender parity in the cabinet..."What if there aren't qualified women you still expect us to appoint half women to the cabinet?" he replied. I was confused. "There are 300 million people in this country; you're telling me you can't find ten qualified women?" He responded, "You can't have that." We had no further conversations. There was nothing more to say.

...Children incorporate many of their perceptions about gender by age five. Little girls won't understand if Sarah Palin is pro-life or pro-choice, believes in gun control or is a member of the NRA, but they will know the Vice-President of the United States of America is a girl and that alone will alter their perceptions of themselves.

Yes, Obama, earmarks aside (which news to earth, rank way below just about everything important to women), Hillary supporters are so stupid that we think voting for Sarah Palin might be just the right ticket. It's the X factor, like Dr. Long avows. Boys and girls, go read the whole thing...

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