Only in America...

...could we go from a speech like Obama's which I loved, to a news cycle that happily admits the Republican nominee doesn't actually know his VP choice. They've met twice. And even though her party has been screaming about lack of experience, they admit she has no national (let alone international) experience. And she says she hasn't given the Iraq war much thought.


But Pat Buchanan has just assured us she's a feminist because she had a baby, has a job, and was a beauty queen. That Pat Buchanan can say the word "feminist" without going up in flames is, in itself, pretty damned mystifying. But it's the weird brazenness of this that is the funniest part. I mean, really, what intrigues me is that between his wife and the VP, John McCain moments are shaping up to be like a mid-1980s Robert Palmer video.

I think it is an awesome statement on our country that it is entirely possible the election will boil down to whether there is a subset of America for whom having a vagina in the oval office is more important than what the brain attached to the genitalia in question actually thinks. I sure hope that's not what has become of all the progress feminism has made.

What great theater. Fight on!


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Brigindo said...

Oh you so made my day

August 29, 2008 at 10:01 PM
Notorious Ph.D. said...

Yeah. And now, in her speech, she's linking herself to Hilary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro.

I don't know if they really think women are that dumb. Maybe some are (just like some men are). But I don't think that a feminist is going to be swayed by an anti-choice woman who has it in for polar bears.

(A bit random, I know, but I'm trying to be succinct here.)

August 30, 2008 at 1:46 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

What's great is that I just saw a clip of her saying she doesn't know what the VP actually does. I wonder if this is how the groom Dan Quayle for a comeback?

August 30, 2008 at 9:08 PM