July 5, 2009

Why do feminists *hate* Sarah Palin

I thought this was an interesting article... though it has no real answers, but the questions the author raises, and the comments to the article, at least examine the issue of people hating Sarah Palin in a calm fashion.

But even weirder is what happens when you try to replace the myths [about Palin] with the truth. If you explain, "no, she didn't charge rape victims," your feminist interlocutor will come back with something else: "she's abstinence-only!" No, you say, she's not; and then the person comes back with, "she's a creationist!" and so on. "She's an uneducated moron!" Actually, Sarah Palin is not dumb at all, and based on her interviews and comments, I'd say she has a greater knowledge of evolution, global warming, and the Wisconsin glaciation in Alaska than the average citizen.

But after you've had a few of these myth-dispelling conversations, you start to realize that it doesn't matter. These people don't hate Palin because of the lies; the lies exist to justify the hate.

Read the whole thing, if you get the chance... if nothing else, the disgusting treatment of Palin is an insight to our society.

For an example of that Palin hate, Paul Begala's article is hard to beat:

Sarah Palin makes Mark Foley, the congressman who sent filthy emails to pages look almost normal. She makes David Vitter, the senator who was hanging out with hookers, look almost boring. She makes Larry Craig, caught hitting on a cop in a men's room, look almost stable. She makes John Ensign, the senator who was having an affair with a staffer, look almost humdrum (and compared to the rest of the GOP whack-jobs, he is). And she makes Mark Sanford, the governor with the Latin lover, look positively predictable.

So, you see... Sarah Palin resigning is like all these Republican men sniffing around for sex..... and Begala's title for the article?  "Sarah Palin turns Pro."   Care to analyze Begala's creepiness in comparing Palin resigning due to constant Democrat lawsuites and media bashings to men resigning for sex scandals?  I guess that team of Bill Clinton advisors (Begala, Carville, Dick Morris, George Stephanopolous) can't hardly see outside that box.

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