for a short political rant.
So, McCain, Sarah Pallin, huh? Interesting choice. I must say I'm a little miffed as it seems you chose a woman just to sway some votes. I'm also a bit miffed you chose Sarah, honestly - when there are so many women who have better/more experience. But I get it - she lines up with the whole pro-life/NRA madness ticket. So, well, okay. I see the logic.
And, um, women of my country? I have just about had it. I'm sad for us. Sad that we're attacking Sarah the way we are. Insinuations of how she's (or her being chosen) is a sign of feminism being set back in some way. Of how it's some large statement having to do with men running things - of how she is, in essence, the political version of a trophy wife.
Not to mention the questioning of her as a mother. Whether she should be in public office or not, what with the five kids and all.
It makes me sick to my stomach. Really, American Women? SERIOUSLY?
I'm not voting for McCain. I find a lot of his stances (and Ms. Pallin's) atrocious. But I will say people are doing her a huge mis-service. She's not some woman who happened to be at the Burger King when McCain was on his way to the convention center to announce his choice in Ohio. She's not some throw in.
And, please, she does have some experience. Enough? I don't think so. But before we go all crazy liberal - let's just take a deep breath and admit she actually has more executive experience than Obama. (This is where I totally hang myself and say that Hilary wasn't exactly a shining example of experience either - you know. 'Cause, well, being married to the guy in charge does not experience make.)
I guess what I'm saying is we can harangue her all we want, but I find it deplorable. Does she know there were more experienced - and dare I say better - choices for the VP nomination? Sure. But my guess is she's honored to be chosen, and ready to make history. That she sees this as an opportunity to change the tide and become a shining example of what a woman can accomplish.
And I say, well, if she gets that far? More power to her.
For us to dissect her and call her an affront to women's accomplishments in politics (and society in general) is just shameful. It makes me angry.
I think sometimes we forget - it's just as bad to be an extreme trash-talking liberal as it is to be the same as a conservative. Let's just all take a breath, appreciate the history of our times (whether it's happening how we hoped or not) and then do the research needed to choose the right candidates to make our country what we truly know it can be.
I'll be voting for Obama, myself.
However, Sarah? I wish you strength. You're going to need it.
And just in case you thought I could do a whole entry baby-free?
Um, yeah. No way. She's just too cute! (And in case you're wondering, she supports Obama, too.)
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