Friday, September 05, 2008

'Scuse me, your mysogeny is showing.

I'm not going to vote for Sarah Palin.

However.

I think it's bullshit when people comment that she shouldn't be running because she's got 5 kids and a lot on her plate (granddaughter on the way, a 5 month old with Down Syndrome). If someone said that about a man, well, I just don't know what I'd do because it wouldn't be said about a man. In fact, Obama got the opposite kind of flack for going on vacation and spending time with his daughters*.

Kids, can you say double standard?

Would I want her life? No.
Do I want her to win? No.
But do I think she has a right to run for political office? Absolutely.


*A spokesman for McCain painted the Hawaii trip as an indulgence. "Americans are facing sky-high gas prices, and instead of Barack Obama taking the initiative to call his allies in Congress back from vacation to carve out real energy relief, he's joining them at the beach," Tucker Bounds said.

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