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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Palin admits to being used for gender...

The key to getting honest responses from people is to ask them a question when they think no one will notice. When you run for a national office though, everything gets noticed...even minor things.

Take this quote for example from Sarah Palin as reported by Juneau Empire:

"I recognize that any of the buzz surrounds the fact that I happen to fit a demographic that is appealing to the ticket right now," Palin said. "That's the reality. Again, I happen to fit a demographic at a time that the Republican Party needs to get with it and change and progress and allow others to be a part of public service. It's gender, it's age, it's kind of the maverick being from the outside. It's a combination of things."

So she's not being asked to be Vice President because she will have anything to bring to the table except for looks? She's only being used for identity purposes? This is supposed to be helpful to the plight of women seeking higher office? Ok. Women have grown accustomed to being used over the course of history. I guess this is no different.

This is a money quote from a McCain campaign advisor:

“She’s going to learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he’ll be around at least that long,” said Charlie Black."

So a woman will "learn" her role from "the foot of the master". When did this get all Sith-like?

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