Friday, December 19, 2008

The Ultimate Sex Change

"For people who think there’s no cultural divide in this country, consider the treatment of two women much in the news in 2008.

The first is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. A woman from very humble roots and with a very blue-collar life story, she worked with her steelworker and professional-fisherman husband to provide a life for their large family. She got involved in the PTA. She became mayor of her small town, then rose, by dint of her dedication and almost naive fearlessness, to the job of governor. In a mainstream, almost romantic sense, it’s almost like she was designed by God for a Hallmark movie of the week.

But, when John McCain picked her to be his running mate, the full fury of the liberal establishment — and sizable swaths of the conservative establishment, some of whom dubbed her a 'cancer' on the GOP — came down on her with a vengeance usually reserved for Klansmen and pedophiles. Don’t get me wrong: There were valid criticisms to make. But that is quite a different thing than saying all of the criticism was valid or that the intensity and volume of the criticism was warranted.

Then there’s Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, daughter of John F. Kennedy, sister of John Jr., niece of Senators Ted and Robert Kennedy, granddaughter of Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, and the cousin of myriad other Kennedys and Shrivers who’ve burrowed deep into the timber of the house of liberalism. A multimillionaire from birth, Ms. Kennedy has spent most of her life on the charity-benefit and cotillion circuit. A product of the Brearley School in New York and the Concord Academy in Massachusetts before she attended Harvard and Columbia, Kennedy has made the importance of public education her signature cause.

Sweet Caroline (she was the inspiration for the Neil Diamond song) recently made it known that she would like to be appointed to Hillary Clinton’s vacant Senate seat.

One could say without fear of overstating things that the liberal reaction to the inexperienced Caroline has been somewhat more gracious than the reaction to the 'inexperienced' Palin."

-- Jonah Goldberg, on the continuing liberal feminist hypocrisy that's so outrageous - and so out in the open - we may need a new name for it, in The Los Angeles Times.

1 comment:

  1. I am not a feminist at all, I want to be treated like a person, not like a disadvantaged subgroup that needs to receive special treatment because I'm incapable of succeeding on my own. My career choice is dominated by men and out of all the men I work with, I'm top in my office, because I do a "man's job" much better than the men do.

    After saying that, I have to disagree with you. At 7? years old, McCain's time is running out, there's a decent chance, that he will die while in office.

    There is a HUGE difference between an inexperienced senator, 1 of 100, and an inexperienced President of the United States.

    I believe you are way off-base comparing these 2 situations and blaming the different responses on left-wing feminists. It's apples and oranges, to prove your "theory" you need to find a much closer comparison.

    This reeks of nothing but Republican rhetoric (as in 'this is mere rhetoric', since "rhetoric" has so many different meanings)
    I'm not picking on Republicans, just as many Democrats are full of it too. The ones that only know what they hear from their left/right talk radio/tv hosts and just spew the same exact words as if it is their own thought.