Now Palin is to Blame….

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Since when do third rate rumours and second hand quotes from anonymous sources make up an entire newspaper article? I can’t believe that within hours of the election, “news” of Sarah Palin being so “awful”, “throwing tantrums”, “acting like a diva”, “a shopoholic”, and “a nemesis of John McCain in the end”, come spewing out all over the place. Not one person was actually quoted, not one piece of actual evidence provided, just 7th grade personal attacks from the republican “camp”.

Now, hey, I have never been a fan of this ill-equipped, unexperienced, anti-feminist person being put in the position that she was, but the fact that sources from the republican camp are apparently now slamming her, and the fact that all the news orgs are more than happy to run with this “story”, really MAKES ME FURIOUS.

They hailed her as so great, the every-woman who could reach the average American and defended her to the end, until the end did not give them the result they wanted.

And now, Palin will take the fall and receive the wrath of the republicans. And of course, they are drawing on the same sexist bullshit – focussing on her spending binges like she was just some out of control woman with too many credit cards. 

And I can’t believe that anyone besides a tabloid rag would print these third person, anonymous accounts. It’s not journalism, it’s a circus and a circus very eager to jump on the anti-woman bandwagon.

If one thing comes out of this, maybe Sarah Palin will finally realize that sexism is alive and well and just as she was objectified and used to begin with, now that her shiny hair and long legs did not produce, she will be hung out to dry.

After trying to create the perfect puppet republican femme fatale and failing, the republicans want their clothes back. That’s feminism for you: republican style!

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3 responses to “Now Palin is to Blame….

  1. truthwalker

    Ow. I mean you’re right, but…ow.

  2. Haha i totally agree.

    “After trying to create the perfect puppet republican femme fatale and failing, the republicans want their clothes back. That’s feminism for you: republican style!”

    hahahaha

  3. pat

    Don’t get me wrong – Palin was a disaster in waiting. And obviously Palin was used by the campaign.

    What Sarah Palin IS guilty of is that she allowed herself to be used. She didn’t have the understanding that moving to the Big Leagues was different than running for Mayor or even for Governor of an insulated, small population state.

    There are many people out there getting by with flash over substance – sizzle over steak. (Paris Hilton anyone?) Unfortunately, a run for President will examine, magnify and distort every possible flaw a person has and even those they don’t have … and Sarah either didn’t consider that or actually believed that she was qualified (I would bet on the latter). She had stars in her eyes. It’s sad to see what is now happening, but it is also so very predictable given how our society falls for the cult of “celebrity”.

    I once had a boss who told me that “perception is reality” as he “reworked” (ie: lied about) the unpopular profit projections to send to head office. Unfortunately, people like him believe that a good lie is better than the difficult truth.

    Who is ultimately responsible? WE ARE. We are a society that encourages hubris and overreaching. We egg them on to reach the top and then we gather with stones in our hands to knock them down when they get there.

    Sarah will be fine … she believes in her own PR. That’s the really frightening thing.

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