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  • JELLO OR PUDDING IN THE CAFETERIA?

    Filed at 12:01 pm under by dcobranchi

    The tough decisions reformer Palin had to face that impressed John McCain.

    16 Responses to “JELLO OR PUDDING IN THE CAFETERIA?”


    Comment by
    Toni
    August 31st, 2008
    at 3:06 pm

    He’s easily smitten by beauty queens…


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 31st, 2008
    at 3:17 pm

    Yep.

    John McCain, in his first television interview since his shocking vice presidential pick, said that he saw in Sarah Palin “a partner and a soul mate.”

    I wonder what Cindy thinks about that.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 31st, 2008
    at 3:28 pm

    It gets worse. A commenter at Spunky’s yesterday in all seriousness said God had chosen Sarah Palin as McCain’s “helpmeet” — you know, to do all those tidying and nurturing that things for him women were created to do!

    The conversation over there is unbelievable.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 31st, 2008
    at 3:38 pm

    I really think their brains must be wired differently than ours.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 31st, 2008
    at 3:52 pm

    Yes. And Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin both are wired that way, not the way I am.

    And it’s not innocent, this wiring-for-the-stupid-as-sacred. Lynn from Bore Me to Tears sent Snook a jaw-dropping research post about how the dominionists exploit women wired that way, as stepford wives or cold war moles or whatever. See what you think, here.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 31st, 2008
    at 7:27 pm

    I’ve been trying to figure out what she reformed. So it was the big pudding controversy that got her the title “reformer.” Huh.

    Nance


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    September 1st, 2008
    at 12:21 pm

    Well, she IS a teacher union PTA public education reformer, according to the NEA’s praise for her (via Spunky) and her own stump speech intro about getting into politics through the PTA.

    And her family is apparently using that same Alaska public-school-at-home homeschool program that Helen Hegener personally was up in arms about, back in the bad old days. So weird to see the “We Stand for Homeschooling” mindset that blindly villified us as public education reformer spies in homeschool sheep’s clothing, Nance, loving on Sarah Palin as a homeschool heroine now.


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    September 1st, 2008
    at 1:23 pm

    BREAKING NEWS
    Apparently sex education wasn’t part of her public school reform. Better brace for more disaster coverage —


    Comment by
    speedwell
    September 1st, 2008
    at 5:05 pm

    I put two (Sarah Palin) and two (Harriet Miers) together. What I got that conservatives may be deliberately pushing unqualified women forward for high public office as a cynical anti-woman maneuver:

    – They are supposedly signing on to the idea that if a woman is the most qualified person for a high public office, she should be nominated for it
    – They’re supposedly being “good sports” and doing their best to find and nominate the most qualified women for the jobs
    – Palin and Miers are supposedly the best qualified women they can find
    – If those two women are the most qualified, then all other women must be less qualified
    – Palin and Miers are obviously unqualified
    – Therefore, no woman is qualified to run for high public office.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 1st, 2008
    at 5:17 pm

    Speedwell,

    As much as I think that the folks who own the GOP are evil, I just find it difficult to believe that they are that evil.

    OTOH it’s hard to argue with your math.


    Comment by
    COD
    September 1st, 2008
    at 6:00 pm

    They think the voting public is stupid. And they are mostly right. The question is, “how stupid are we?” Even my non-political wife saw right through this one.


    Comment by
    speedwell
    September 1st, 2008
    at 6:48 pm

    I’m not a feminist. Well, not a modern feminist. I support equal rights and opportunities for women because I support equal rights and opportunities for everyone. Because I’m a libertarian and an individualist I’m not even comfortable with the word “equal.” I think that no person should have obstacles deliberately placed in their way as they try to be the best person they are capable of being, and that all people deserve help if help is available, which is a bit different.

    So when I see behavior so egregious that it makes me sound like a suffragette, you may be sure something is going on.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 1st, 2008
    at 9:24 pm

    I think speedwell is onto something. Now they just need to find a suitable older white guy to step in to save the day when the little lady falls on her face.

    “But, hey gals, we gave you a chance.”

    And ain’t it just grand to see how much the Rs care about poor black people now?

    Nance


    Comment by
    JJ
    September 2nd, 2008
    at 2:36 pm

    Sarah Palin’s BLACK??


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    September 2nd, 2008
    at 7:18 pm

    I don’t think the Rs can spin this THAT far, JJ.

    I was talking about New Orleans. 🙂

    Nance


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    September 3rd, 2008
    at 3:07 pm

    Geraldine Ferraro as the REAL historic veep nominee 24 years ago, should be turning over in her grave, if she and Old Man McCain who’s her contemporary were just a little bit older (she’ll probably outlive him in any case, being female and all, is that sexist to mention?)