Saturday, September 20, 2008

Who are the Sexists, Again?

You know, when Democrats criticize Sarah Palin for her lack of experience, penchant for power grabs, and the like, the GOPers scream "sexist." But what explains this:

At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.
So, she's not ready to debate Joe Biden, but she's ready to lead the free world? It's just as sexist to protect the women folk from the big bad mens in a debate as it is to make fun of her.

Maybe Palin can call in some higher support for her date with Biden:
The pastor whose prayer Sarah Palin says helped her to become governor of Alaska founded his ministry with a witch hunt against a Kenyan woman whom he accused of causing car accidents through demonic spells.

At a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God on June 8 this year, Palin described how Thomas Muthee had laid his hands on her when he visited the church as a guest preacher in late 2005, prior to her successful gubernatorial bid.

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'And I'm thinking, this guy's really bold, he doesn't even know what I'm going to do, he doesn't know what my plans are. And he's praying not 'Oh Lord, if it be your will may she become governor,' no, he just prayed for it. He said, 'Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that's exactly what happened.'
It's amusing to me that it impressed Palin that this whackaloon would do this without knowing anything about her. Maybe, if he'd done his homework, his impression of her would have faded like it has with most Americans.


crystal dawn said...

well, not to mention that simply 'picking' Palin as VP was as much of a sexist move as anything. Even the McCain camp will admit that she was chosen primarily in an attempt to steal the Hillary vote.

And this was the debate I was really looking forward to. I can't believe Obama and Biden agreed to this. :(

Elvis Drinkmo said...

No doubt, Crystal. McCain picked the candidate to simultaneously get the disgruntled Hillary voters and the vote of pathetic, hard-up jocks who think life is a big frat party.

Well, no matter what- there's nothing like having someone from a faith that believes car accidents are the result of some bad voodoo. That kind of rationality has done wonders for this nation for the past eight years.