Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain's VP Choice Adds Viagra Touch to GOP Ticket

The old warrior, Sen. John McCain, has picked a trophy veep to add that Viagra touch to the GOP ticket. Sara Palin, 44, governor of Alaska, is a self-described “hockey mom” with five kids. The youngest is a Down’s Syndrome baby, proving her anti-abortion credentials for the hard line right phalanx which has never warmed to McCain.


Palin is young, pretty, and enthusiastic. The former beauty pageant contestant arguably has even less applicable governing experience than Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. That is not, however, what I want to argue.


The nomination of Palin by no means proves that the 18 million Democratic primary votes for Sen. Hillary Clinton are irreversible cracks in the glass ceiling. The vice president of the U.S. is second banana. A pretty administrative assistant is the longtime perk of powerful men – not a breakthrough.


If any Hillary supporter is tempted to vote for this ticket on the basis of Palin’s gender, I urge that person to read up on the history of feminism and the double whammy of ageism and sexism for older women. Such a vote is not proof of sisterhood; it only proves that this pandering worked.

6 comments:

bBeverly Mahone said...

Thank you for writing this post. How dare the Republicans think they can pander the woman's vote with an inexperienced, far right "gal" (as Pat Buchanan affectionately calls her). The Republicans will stop at nothing to win---and that includes CHEATING AND ELECTION FIXING.

Anonymous said...

I guess I am a democrat through and though and a pacifist Quaker at that. However, as both McCain and Palin are pro life they get my support as that issue dwarfs all others from my convictions.

Sylvia K said...

I continue to be appalled by the Republicans and their supporters! All these children born to pro-lifers are going to end up with no future, no homes, no education as a result of Republican catering to the wealthiest and damn the rest!

Anonymous said...

I don't think that gal's blog is the right place to debate pro life/pro choice. However, sadly, all these very young folk fed down the sluice end up with no future, no homes and no education. Hardly catering to the wealthiest!
With love.

TropiGal said...

Thank you for the comments. I am pro-choice, and I do not mind if people want to debate that. Or start your own blogs and have fun with them. --TropiGal

Anonymous said...

Maybe we can debate it sometime on the bench by the Tribute Fountain! That should confuse everyone but you gal!
Keep up your splendid blog.