Monday, September 08, 2008

Tammy Bruce on Sarah Palin

In teh San Francisco Chronicle:
Make no mistake - the Democratic Party and its nominee have created the powerhouse that is Sarah Palin, and the party's increased attacks on her (and even on her daughter) reflect that panic.

The party has moved from taking the female vote for granted to outright contempt for women. That's why Palin represents the most serious conservative threat ever to the modern liberal claim on issues of cultural and social superiority. Why? Because men and women who never before would have considered voting for a Republican have either decided, or are seriously considering, doing so.

They are deciding women's rights must be more than a slogan and actually belong to every woman, not just the sort approved of by left-wing special interest groups.

Palin's candidacy brings both figurative and literal feminist change. The simple act of thinking outside the liberal box, which has insisted for generations that only liberals and Democrats can be trusted on issues of import to women, is the political equivalent of a nuclear explosion.
Quite so.

Sarah Palin is dangerous to the Democratic Party because she is a Republican woman who is confident in herself, has chosen to have both a family and a career, thinks for herself and it should be noted independently of her husband and can wear an M-5 assault rifle with the same flair as an evening gown.

She is the feminist ideal-- her own woman on her own terms.

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