It is extremely funny to me that the people keeping Gov. Palin in the media are WOMEN who hate her. They just can't let it go. Anonymous leaks ala National Enquirer style actually make national news night after night after night?
We get it already. The messiah won the election. Now why is Gov. Palin still a thorn in the side of so many people? 1) She is a very successful woman who came 'this close' to the Presidency and the left and the crazy left leaning Republicans have to make sure she will not be a threat in 2012. 2) Pro-abortionists hate her PRO LIFE values. 3) Weak minded liberal leaning (no matter what party) women hate ALL she stands for. They just can't handle her. They knock her as 'not woman enough' and 'not a real feminist' because she doesn't support the killing of LIFE.
The BIGGEST detractors of Palin are women. I can't say that enough. Women who think they are enlightened, intellectual, intelligent, progressive....she made it and they didn't. Women are the worst at supporting women. They always have been and they always will be. We aren't any further ahead in our women's rights issues than we were 100 years ago. Sure, we have the vote, but what good is it? Women are going to bring each other down no matter what.
The left leaning women will only be happy when the women THEY approve of hits the scene. I can guarantee this. She will not represent 50% of the women in the US.
one of my “sisters” is Camille Paglia (http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2008/11/12/palin/index1.html):
“I like Sarah Palin, and I’ve heartily enjoyed her arrival on the national stage. As a career classroom teacher, I can see how smart she is — and quite frankly, I think the people who don’t see it are the stupid ones, wrapped in the fuzzy mummy-gauze of their own worn-out partisan dogma. So she doesn’t speak the King’s English — big whoop! There is a powerful clarity of consciousness in her eyes. She uses language with the jumps, breaks and rippling momentum of a be-bop saxophonist. I stand on what I said (as a staunch pro-choice advocate) in my last two columns — that Palin as a pro-life wife, mother and ambitious professional represents the next big shift in feminism. Pro-life women will save feminism by expanding it, particularly into the more traditional Third World.
“As for the Democrats who sneered and howled that Palin was unprepared to be a vice-presidential nominee — what navel-gazing hypocrisy! What protests were raised in the party or mainstream media when John Edwards, with vastly less political experience than Palin, got John Kerry’s nod for veep four years ago? And Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, for whom I lobbied to be Obama’s pick and who was on everyone’s short list for months, has a record indistinguishable from Palin’s. Whatever knowledge deficit Palin has about the federal bureaucracy or international affairs (outside the normal purview of governors) will hopefully be remedied during the next eight years of the Obama presidencies.”
As Dennis Miller says: "Women are mean to other women." and reminds us of how Katie 'softball' Couric was treated on the scene. Too bad she had to dish out to another woman what had been done to her.