Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Women Against Sarah Palin

I came across a very interesting blog last night.

In my house after Sarah Palin was announced as the Republican choice for Vice President and we all got over the big "WHO THE HELL IS SHE?" moment we took some time to look in to who the hell she was and find out more about her. One of the first comments my wife made after learning just how completely inexperienced she is was "That's insulting. Like the women of this country are that stupid that they would vote for her just because she has a uterus."

Fortunately there are other women, Democrat AND Republican, who feel the same way. On September 3rd two women, Quinn L. and Lyra K., sent the following letter to forty of their friends and encouraged them to pass it on. Their blog WOMEN AGAINST SARAH PALIN gives some of the 130,000 responses they're recieved. So far.

Friends and compatriots,

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce—on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate—that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present and future daughters. To date, she is against a woman's right to choose, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she repeatedly brought up the question of banning books), gun control (ed. note, I'm not on board with this one but unlike many I'm not a one issue voter), the separation of church and state, and polar bears.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we've so demonstrably benefited from.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

Therefore, we invite you to reply here with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.

We will post your responses on a blog called "Women Against Sarah Palin," which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience-the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.

Thank you for your time and action.



Quinn L. and Lyra K.
New York, NY

If you send this to 20 women in the next hour, you could be blessed with a country that takes your concerns seriously. Stranger things have happened.

Folks, I have a wife and three daughters. Women's issues are very important to me. I do not want a future for my daughters that sends them back to the past. Contrary to the opinion of the world's major religions women are not property nor should they be held as subservient to men. If you want the good little submissive housewife of the fifties then go watch reruns on TVland. It is nothing short of insulting for John McCain to give the women of America a symbolic pat on the head and treat them a morons. I have absolutely no problem what-so-ever with the idea of a woman president. In fact, I believe that a woman could do a far better job therefore I look forward to it. I have a major problem with the prospect of THIS woman ever being president. This goes so far beyond the issue of her qualifications it isn't even funny. The woman is frightening in her views. If I were a woman I would not be insulted, I'd be incensed.

By the way, since I mentioned Ms. Palin's lack of qualifications check out this interview with a political pundit that ticks off a list of why a certain governor is not qualified to be the Vice Presidential choice. Oh, the governor? Tim Kaine of Virginia. The pundit? Karl Rove on Face The Nation August 10th, 2008.

Of course now he's saying that Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread and that HER experience counts. She's a breath of fresh air. Fresh air ain't what I'm smellin' Karl. I love the far right's ability to talk out of both sides of their mouths without ever taking a breath and without ever recognizing how hypocritical they are.


Kitty said...

I turn my back for 5 minutes and you post not once, but 4 times! Still ... it's really good to see you back.

We don't get much news about Ms Palin over here - I know far more about her from the blogs I read, than from watching or reading the news.


Malicious Intent said...

Shit, I have catching up to do.
A.) I think I said the EXACT same thing your wife said probably at the EXACT same time. Therefore, your wife is a Goddess.

B.) Sarah Palin is a beauty queen who acts the part. That is what she was trained to do and that is all she does...oh and kills innocent wildlife for shits and giggles.

C.) Everything else you said, I agree with.

D.) You are a good man slave. Oh wait...is that a double standard?? Shit...Ok, you are a good boy. No? That is bad too?

How about you are a good human being with great insight and have the ability to think for yourself.

The outside wrapper is irrelevant...I just want know what is in their head. With Sarah...not much there but a lot of air and hairspray.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

You have to watch me Kitty, I'll sneak up on you when your back is turned.

Hi MI.
A. Yes, my wife is a Goddess. I've known it all along.

B. You've just summed up why she appeals so strongly to the republican ultra-right base. She's a beauty queen who carries a gun and kills shit. Throw in a 12 pack and those guys will be having sex with themselves for a month over the thought of her. For them she just stepped right off of a gun company calender. Besides, that Moose had it commin', he was talkin' trash.

C. Of course. Why wouldn't you?

D. I can live with that.

Hungry Mother said...

That's the kind of criticism that's needed. Calling her a bucket of fluff just pisses off people.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

HM isn't that Winnie-the-Pooh you're describing? Oh wait, he's a tubby little cubbie all stuffed with fluff. My bad.

Malach the Merciless said...


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Kitty said...

Is that a threat or a promise? ;-) x

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Mal, to each his own I suppose.

Kitty, your saucy strumpetness is showing. I love it when that happens. ;-)

Malicious Intent said...

Someone needs to tie moose antlers to Malach's head and set him loose in Alaska and see how hot he thinks she is then. ;)