Frank Rich, NYTimes, gets it

31 08 2008

There has been a lot of talk about the selection of Sarah Palin as running mate for Republican nominee John McCain.  Frank Rich, Op-Ed columnist for the NYTimes, gets what this is all about.

The main reason McCain knuckled under to the religious right by picking Palin is that he actually believes there is a large army of embittered Hillary loyalists who will vote for a hard-line conservative simply because she’s a woman.  That’s what happens when you listen to the TV news echo chamber.  Not only is the whole premise ludicrous, but it is every bit as sexist as the crude joke McCain notoriously told about Janet Reno, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton.

It is obvious this faithful lady and mother of five is being used by the Republican party to appeal to the religious right.  This choice has been called “irresponsible” by one particular prominent lady, whose husband I had the privilege of working for during the first six months of my tenure at the investment bank I work for.  I just hope Governor Palin is going into this campaign eyes-wide-open and realizing that her gender and her faith are being used to further the secular political ends of a womanizer.

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4 responses

31 08 2008
John-Julian, OJN

Yes, and isn’t it sad that it comes down to this pandering to the lowest common denominator in this ridiculous political world!

31 08 2008
FranIAm

Oh it is ugly all around. I wrote about her today too. This is a big mess, but lets not count her out.

I am off to read Frank Rich now.

31 08 2008
FranIAm

GREAT column!

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