Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Condescending...

... paternalistic, sexist, and -- dare I say it -- misogynistic. These are words that describe the McCain's campaign's cringe-worthy "handling" of Sarah Palin. Now they're sending Gramps along to babysit her when she talks to the press. I'm insulted and embarrassed on her behalf. McCain's people should have talked with Sarah Palin before they offered her a spot on the ticket -- if they had spent even an hour in a room with her, chatting about the issues, they would have realized she wasn't up to the job and wouldn't be able to handle the rigors of the campaign trail on her own. And she, by the same token, put herself into this excruciatingly humiliating position -- she shouldn't have accepted the offer when it was made. Both McCain and Palin were derelict and irresponsible when they made his unholy alliance and they're gambling with America's future every moment that they perpetuate this charade -- it is becoming more and more clear that neither of them is up to competent governance.

4 comments:

tut-tut said...

yes, indeed, that's exactly what I thought when I saw that last night; Daddy has to be there (or more accurately, as you say, Gramps). Apparently she's being whisked away to AZ to work with McCain's handlers in speech camp.

tut-tut said...

HA! yes, to your comment on my blog Big Time for the admin; we went back and forth on the stay/go issue there, but she'll graduate from that school after next school year.

davidm. said...

Remember when she told Charlie Gibson she "didn't even blink" when offered the position? Yeah...good times.

sandy on signal said...

I am insulted too. She is not smart enough to answer the questions on her own or speak intelligently on even the most basic policies in the government. Think about Hillary: she debated and won against Biden, Obama, Dodd, Edwards, Kucinich and Gravel. Could you imagine if Hillary had to answer questions with her husband, Bill, sitting next to her? Women would be outraged. Same thing is happening here.



Either Sarah stands up for herself or she should sit down and leave this race. Don't be deferring to Daddy for protection, little Sarah.