Posted by: Dave Wilson | September 3, 2008

The Pit Bull vs. Perky Katie

by Bob McAlister

Gov. Sarah Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin

The story is being told at the Republican National Convention that when McCain’s aides warned Gov. Sarah Palin of the attack dogs waiting for her in the media, she replied: “Do you know the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Lipstick.”

When you’ve blown up the corrupt good old boy network in Alaska, chopped through ice to catch salmon and shot a raging bull moose at point blank range, Chris Matthews and perky Katie must seem like toothless mutts. This pit bull has teeth, folks—very nice teeth—and gives every indication of being ready to kick butt.

She’s already won the first round by exposing political feminism as an empty, hypocritical, pathetic fraud. I use the words “political feminism” because it is the corrupted version of real feminism. Pure feminism untainted by leftists and socialists does not reside in a political party, and it insists on the dignity and value of every woman everywhere.

Sarah Palin is everything that political feminists have held up as a role model. She literally came from Alaskan backwoods to achieve the highest office in the state, and she had to plowNew  through a bunch of white boys to get there. She did it while being a wife and mother.

She’s done everything that political feminists say a woman should do except she has not killed any of her babies.

But they’re after her. They hate her because she is an accomplished woman who succeeded without hating men and worshipping at the altar of abortion. They hate her because she’s an outsider. They hate her most because she just might help McCain beat The One. And they’re willing to go where no man (or woman) has gone before to keep it from happening.

Example: Tuesday’s front page of the New York Times, which reported, with faux concern, “With five children, including an infant with Down syndrome and, as the country learned Monday, a pregnant 17-year-old, Ms. Palin has set off a fierce argument among women about whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try.”

The Times made sure to quote twice as many critics as supporters, of course, and the only “fierce argument among women” is the one ginned up by biased reporters scared to death that a down-to-earth woman is altering the political landscape.

Let’s say, just for argument, that the Democrats’ vice presidential nominee was the mother of five children. I know, that’s improbable (see paragraph 5 above), but let’s pretend. And let’s say that Dr. James Dobson suggested the woman in question could not possibly be a good mother and vice president at the same time. Anybody out there doubt the outcry from liberals? Hurricane Gustav would have been relegated to page 8-Z, Andrea Mitchell would have hit menopausal rage and Maureen Dowd would have had an accident in her pants.

Breaking news, as they say. I stopped writing this to watch Rudy Giuliani on the Today show, and he just ripped Meredith Viera, who got testy. Rudy looked the lady straight in her sagging eyes and said it was despicable for the media to ask whether a woman could be a good mother and vice president at the same time, something they’d never ask a man. Meredith got that deer in the headlight look and, because her words weren’t on the teleprompter, just mumbled. After Rudy left, she called in White House reporter David Gregory to save her, and he said bluntly it’s not the media pushing the story.

That’s a lie. David Gregory is a liar. It is only the media pushing the story, the media and Obama supporters.

I’m betting the only vice presidential candidate in history who has field dressed a moose will rock tonight’s convention by ripping into liberal carcasses and stripping the bones bare. Just wait and see.

Bob McAlister is President of McAlister Communications and former Chief of Staff of SC Gov. Carroll Campbell.



  1. Pretty harsh words about David Gregory. I agree that being a Mom and VP does not rule each other out. But, the problem is Ms. Palin herself, and her decisions/behavior. Do not think a number of people will love her because she kills big animals. Do not think people care for her parenting style. She has experience enough to fill the eye of a needle. She is not an inspiration to me. To be fair, I hope this shows the Republican party for what it is.

  2. I am so glad to find someone with guts who is not afraid to speak out. What does she have to lose? Nothing, I don’t think she will be afraid of anyone and I certainly hope that the “powers that be” in the Republican party don’t try to shut her up. Let’s see the “feminist” put their support behind a real woman! But maybe that’s what they are afraid of, they don’t want a real woman, they are afraid their falsehoods will be exposed.

  3. Go Bob! You hit the nail on the head. I love Sarah Palin! She is REAL. She is dealing with problems that normal American families deal with each and every day. I cannot believe that women are not supporting this lady! Go Palin! I can’t wait to watch tonight. Bet I cry my eyelashes off!

  4. Look who’s talking about the ideals of “pure feminism!” To rip Andrea Mitchell as “menopausal” and to say Maureen Dowd needs Depends is exposing the writer’s true biases. Gov. Palin’s family values should rightly take a back seat to her experience, judgment, and views on the issues. But until she comes out from behind the curtain the McCain campaign has wrapped around her and faces tough questions from the public and the media, we won’t know much about any of those things. And we’re not likely to learn much from tonight’s speech except how able her speechwriting team is.

  5. Amazing how fools love to see their biased views in print as if this lends credence to them….She will make an excellent VP come January. Do we ever ask the male candidates if they can be a parent and hold office as well? The double standard just doesnt hold water……….

  6. Governor Palin “walks the talk” of a born again Christian. I am sure she was not overjoyed learning of her daughter’s pregnancy. I am equally sure she never thought abortion was an option; her response has been forgivensess and support with the celebration of life. The political feminist choose death and condemnation. I hope every American family learns the lesson of true agape love from how the Palin family has reacted to that situation.

  7. Almost everyone is elated to have someone to boldly proclaim Conservative values, but a warning to the wise is sufficient.
    The warning is (and I am a staunch Constitutional Conservative) regardless of what Mrs. Palen may believe (and I think she is steadfast in what she believes) She is NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! John McCain is! And you can “bet your sweet bippie” John is going to carry out what John Believes. He is Not going to ask her for advice, especially on Foreign policy, closing the borders, and the CFR.
    If, in her conservatism, she happens to collide with what he believes, Sara will wind up making trips abroad to lands unknown and cutting ribbons on new government buildings and waiting to break ties in votes by Congress.

  8. This lady is middle America, every family in American can relate to something about her.

    Sarah for President

  9. Great article, Bob. I faced the same kinds of comments and questions in the race for lt. gov. in 1990, and, before that, in state Senate races. During a Senate campaign, I was labeled as being “encumbered with children.”
    Sarah Palin is dynamic, determined & dedicated!!!

  10. It’s all very well to complain about media bias and having different standards for men and women, with which I basically agree. The problem with Sarah Palin is her extreme right wing politics, she is a creationist, supports drilling in the AWR and supported Senator Stevens ‘bridge to nowhere’.

  11. Mr. Denman… I’m sure Gov. Palin probably understands her state much better than we could. According to her last night…

    “[W]e Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas. And take it from a gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska: we’ve got lots of both.”

    She’s also been willing to stand up to folks in DC in the past, saying…

    “I told the Congress ‘thanks, but no thanks,’ for that Bridge to Nowhere. If our state wanted a bridge, we’d build it ourselves.”

  12. […] they’re at it again over Alaska Governor (and McCain running mate) Sarah Palin. Bob McAlister has already given you his take on the media’s spurious attacks, but I thought I’d hit it from another angle – the liberal […]

  13. I would just like to point out that many women do not have the option to be stay at home moms. I would have loved the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. My circumstances did not allow this. There are women in many different circumstances that have not allowed them to do so. Thank God for those brave women who have shown us that a woman can survive and if we have to work why not praise those women like Sarah who are successful. After all our women journalist and women in the media are obviously not stay at home moms. I have been married to the same man for 28 years and have 2 beautiful daughters who I have a wonderful relationship with. They were not neglected and were very much loved and have grown into beautiful young women. I’m just trying to say that a working mom does not necessarily make you a bad wife or mom.

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