by Bob McAlister
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.