Chick VP – What Bloggers are Saying about Sarah Palin

A chick VP?  Seems cool at first glance.  I decided to take a look around the internet and see what bloggers were saying about John McCain’s pick for what could be our first female vice president, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

First, here’s what I have to say:

anti-gay rights = bigot = I’m not voting for you

That’s a sure-fire formula for losing my vote.  It’s unfortunate that I can’t vote for her because having a female VP would be a fantastic step forward for women’s equality that would reverberate all around the world.

Here’s what other bloggers are saying.  Click on the links to read their full opinions:

Robert of American and Proud, in his post Sarah Palin…..Awesome says:

“I like this pick and I like it alot.  BUT there are some things that the libtards are going to latch onto about her, we are already hearing she is far too pretty to be effective.. Well only if she was in the White House while Bill Clinton was there, and I do believe Sarah Palin is smarter than Monica, so she wouldn’t fall for the “I dropped my cigar under the desk” routine.”

MJ at Ideas and Revolution in the post The choice of Sarah Palin is a slap to the face of woman? says:

“John is like the old boss who hired the young good looking chick who makes a good impression at the front desk but never typed or filed.”

Also read MJ’s post The resume and experience of Obama and Palin compared…

Wajahat Ali at Goatmilk, in the post McCain Unleashes a Cougar for the PUMAs says:

“Her ‘MILF-Cougar’ hotness doesn’t hurt with the polls and Internet chat rooms either…In an utterly shameless stroke of political expediency transparently masquerading as a platform of change, McCain and the Republicans chose Palin to unconvincingly prove they are no longer an elite cabal of upper class, geriatric, White men.”

Mudflats, in the post What is McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective. says:

“‘Is this a joke?”  That seemed to be the question du jour when my phone started ringing off the hook at 6:45am here in Alaska.  I mean, we’re sort of excited that our humble state has gotten some kind of national ‘nod’….but seriously?  Sarah Palin for Vice President?”

The Spagnoloa Report, in the post The First Female VP says:

“She is not going to be pushed around and she has a great sense of confidence without the ego that haunts Hillary.”

Angry African on the Loose, in the post McCain (and his sidekick): Be afraid… Be very afraid says:

“I mean really. She runs a state that has more reindeer than people… You can’t be serious. Imagine McCain dies on his first day in office. You want her to run the show?”

Anna at 100 Different Things, in her post McCain Chooses Female VP says:

“I’m watching her speech right now…well, she’s not the best speaker. She’s fawning over John McCain of course. She’s trying to appeal to the Hillary supporters, talking about the 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling…but somehow I can’t see it working. She is dead-set against abortion and I don’t think most Hillary supporters can stomach that.”

Richard Zowie at Richard Zowie’s WordPress Blog, in his post John McCain picks running mate–Alaskan GOP governor Sarah Palin says:

“She’s smart, articulate, tough, a “hockey mom” whose youngest child has Down’s Syndrome but is loved and adored. They say she also, during her tenure as Alaskan governor, cut wasteful spending and cleaned up corruption.”

Mike at In One Ear… Out the Other, in his post Some more fun facts about Sarah Palin says:

“…presidential scholars call her the least qualified candidate in modern history. Ouch.”

Negative 99, in the post McCain/Palin – A Change for the Better! says:

“…if Battlestar Galactica has taught us anything it’s that a seemingly-inexperienced female educator can be thrust into leadership amid catastrophic circumstances and do just marvelous.”

It was difficult to find pro-Palin blog posts, but to be fair, this might be due to the facts that 1) any major politician running for office is going to be scrutinized and criticized no matter who they are or what they’ve done and 2) it’s probably more fun to blog about someone you don’t like than someone you do.

So what are YOU saying about the chick VP?  Leave a comment and add your voice to the conversation.

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6 Comments

  1. All I can say, is that I just can’t believe how many sexist remarks I have heard since Palin was announced. People have said things about her they would never have said if she were a man. They act as if an intelligent woman with real executive experience (more than Obama and Biden combined – do your research) is not capable of the job. She is a breath of fresh air. She represents what I (as a woman) look up to in a woman. Some people think that in order to be a feminist that you have to be a pro-choice liberal. That is just an insult to me. The fact that she still had her baby eventhough she knew it was going to be down syndrome says a lot about her character. And people are trying to spread horrible lies, bringing her 16 year old daughter into it by telling people that baby isn’t really Palin’s but that of her teenage daughter. Its sickening. When people say, ‘shouldn’t she be home with her infant?’ it just makes me think, why don’t you say that about male politicians who have babies. This is blatant sexism. Her husband is playing the role of Mr. Mom and that is perfectly ok. And lets just talk a little bit about experience. For as long as Obama has spent in the Senate, the total amount of days that he has been on the Senate floor amounts to something like 145. 145 days, and lets not forget that when you are a Senator you are not making final decisions as a leader, you vote with a group of people to make a collective decision. That is not executive experience. It doesn’t even come close to the kind of responsibilities that Palin has had. When you add up the years Palin has spent in elected office of city council, mayor and governor, it adds up to more years than Obama has had in the Senate! Obama has never even run a city or a state. In the senate he voted ‘present’ over and over and over again. That to me is not what I call taking a very strong stand. Obama is running for president, and he has less experience than Palin. Palin is not the one running for president – she will learn what she needs to know from Mccain, and any intelligent person is perfectly capable of being brought up to speed in no time! People act as if you have to be a rocket scientist in order to be a good leader. It’s just over the top! I also think it’s ridiculous how people are trying to call her corrupt. Its just BS. You want to talk about corruption why don’t we talk about Obamas relationships with Tony Rezko and William Ayers? That’s a real story. Palin is an intelligent capable woman who is up to the job. It doesn’t matter that she’s a woman, but obviously to many it does. Disgusting!

  2. When viewed as a “marketing” decision, this VP choice is one of the worst blunders in history. Here’s why and what McCain needs to do in order to overcome this near fatal mistake — http://blog.pastramitopublishing.com/2008/08/30/mccains-vp-choice-sara-palin–smart-or-not.aspx.

  3. Hi, J. Thanks for taking the time to weigh in with your comments. You make some very good points.

  4. Hi, Larry. I usually don’t put comments through that are mainly links to other blogs, but your post is really good, and I feel like it adds to the conversation, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  5. From Wikipedia:

    She (Palin) opposes same-sex marriage, but she has stated that she has gay friends and is receptive to gay and lesbian concerns about discrimination.[9] While the previous administration did not implement same-sex benefits, Palin complied with a state Supreme Court order and signed them into law.[28] She disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling[29] and supported a democratic advisory vote from the public on whether there should be a constitutional amendment on the matter.[30] Alaska was one of the first U.S. states to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage, in 1998, along with Hawaii.[31] Palin has stated that she supported the 1998 constitutional amendment.[9]

    Palin’s first veto was used to block legislation that would have barred the state from granting benefits to the partners of gay state employees. In effect, her veto granted State of Alaska benefits to same-sex couples. The veto occurred after Palin consulted with Alaska’s attorney general on the constitutionality of the legislation.[29]

  6. Well I thank you for linking my post, I am not sure you got the “PUN” but it was in jest… if folks are overly sensitive and get offended at my Bill Clinton analogy.. get over it.
    I didn’t say dang thing about Edwards and the media darling that was given a free pass until he was out of the race.
    Palin is a true conservative, she is not perfect, thank GOD, did you see what happened to last perfect person?


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