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Thursday, September 4, 2008

What Gloria Steinem Said

posted by on September 4 at 13:43 PM

In today’s LA Times.

Selecting Sarah Palin, who was touted all summer by Rush Limbaugh, is no way to attract most women, including die-hard Clinton supporters. Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Clinton. Her down-home, divisive and deceptive speech did nothing to cosmeticize a Republican convention that has more than twice as many male delegates as female, a presidential candidate who is owned and operated by the right wing and a platform that opposes pretty much everything Clinton’s candidacy stood for — and that Barack Obama’s still does. To vote in protest for McCain/Palin would be like saying, “Somebody stole my shoes, so I’ll amputate my legs.”


I don’t doubt her sincerity. As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Assn., she doesn’t just support killing animals from helicopters, she does it herself. She doesn’t just talk about increasing the use of fossil fuels but puts a coal-burning power plant in her own small town. She doesn’t just echo McCain’s pledge to criminalize abortion by overturning Roe vs. Wade, she says that if one of her daughters were impregnated by rape or incest, she should bear the child. She not only opposes reproductive freedom as a human right but implies that it dictates abortion, without saying that it also protects the right to have a child.

Read the whole Palin-thumping piece over here.

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Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Clinton.

Um, but that's all they'll care about.

Posted by Alec Baldwin | September 4, 2008 1:50 PM

womon to woman

this is an election battle not Women's Studies 2342 at the Woo

Posted by ERIC | September 4, 2008 1:55 PM

A Palin needs a Rush like a fish needs a bisexual.

Posted by sic transit gloria steinem | September 4, 2008 1:58 PM

Re sieg heil (way below) ... that was Little Ms. Hockeypuck's salute to a worthy adversary, the sainted secularist who was canonized in Denver last week. Before an adoring run-of-demille cast of thousands. In a plastic temple for styrofoam gods. In a scene reminiscent less of DeMille on a backlot than of Leni Riefenstahl at Nuremberg.

Posted by moosedrool: breakfast of champions @ the mooseburger cafe | September 4, 2008 2:08 PM

I love Gloria. Thx for posting. If I add the LA Times to my daily media diet, I'll not have time to do anything else.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | September 4, 2008 2:10 PM

She's come a long way, baby. And baby. And baby.

When I heard her intro Friday morning my thoughts turned immediately to Stephanie Miller's dumb dad (aka Goldwater's dumbest mistake) and to McGovern's Eagleton.

Then I got my mind right with thoughts of Great Republican Token Women of Yesteryear, the holy troika of Katherine Harris, Helen Chenoweth, and (you mean Harriet Miers wasn't available?!) Harriet Miers.

In other words, SP had a low bar to jump last night, and she jumped just by not melting into an amniotic puddle on the floor.

Give her speech a B, and vote her onto Student Council. Hell, give her a B+.

But keep her away from delusions of grandeur & Thatcher (the Second Coming of Maggie? R U shitting me?) and keep her away from anything consequential, aside from the kids, the guns, and the snowmobile.

Posted by McCain-Miers: All The Way W/Harriet | September 4, 2008 2:21 PM

And is anyone surprised that Mayor Hockey's metropolis of Wa-silly (Hussein-Obama pronunciation) is in the Matanuska Valley?

And was anyone else surprised last Friday and last nite when our little pit bull (you can put lipstick on a pitbull, said Ann Richards, but it's still a pitbull) was maligning 'old boys' clubs' while standing near wrinkley old John McCain?

Posted by thunder fuck | September 4, 2008 2:32 PM

Gloria Steinem, still speaking the truth after all these years. Good to see her weigh in.

Posted by kerri harrop | September 4, 2008 3:25 PM

Gloria is soooo Feisty!

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | September 4, 2008 3:47 PM

Gloria Steinem is a radical lesbian feminazi who hates men.

I'm not surprised she wrote this, are you?

Posted by Lord Basil | September 4, 2008 4:48 PM

i wouldn't mind sharing some chromosomes with caribou barbie. just sayin.

Posted by boydman | September 5, 2008 5:52 PM

If Gov Palin were a Democrat they would be piddling all over the floor like little puppies.

Posted by Dan Euteneier | September 5, 2008 8:54 PM

Steinham is a hollywood liberal idiot. Her out of date ideas & stupidity will just fire up the modern woman data base.Gloria is a hypocrite liberal left fanatic. What a joke.

Posted by Steinham TheIdiot | September 6, 2008 1:36 AM

Steinham is a hollywood liberal idiot. Her out of date ideas & stupidity will just fire up the modern woman data base.Gloria is a hypocrite liberal left fanatic. What a joke.

Posted by Steinham TheIdiot | September 6, 2008 1:40 AM

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