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Let's consider Palin a feminist success story (Is this the ultimate anti-Palin screed?)
The Houston Chronicle ^ | February 26, 2010 | Beverly McPhail

Posted on 02/27/2010 9:42:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is back in the news and continues to engender debate among feminists. Although feminists initially found her to be a dream and then ultimately a nightmare, the latest round of Palin appearances may signal a feminist success story after all, heralding that true equality for women has finally arrived.

When Palin initially burst upon the national stage as Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, feminists sat up and took notice, especially since many were disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not secure a spot on the Democratic ticket.

When feminists first learned about Palin, many found her personal story persuasive. She initially self-identified as a feminist, was a governor who managed to successfully balance elected office and having a large family, and she presented herself as a self-made woman, holding a baby in one hand while field-dressing a moose with the other.

However, it takes more than a vagina and a compelling personal narrative to win the feminist vote. When her policy positions were carefully analyzed, the honeymoon was over. Every one of her views stood in stark contrast to a progressive, feminist agenda. Palin is anti-choice and anti-comprehensive sexuality education, and was against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Her recent appearances continue to frustrate feminists. She appeared a hypocrite not once but twice in recent days, first calling for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's firing over his use of the word “retard” while excusing Rush Limbaugh's use of the same term by dismissing it as satire and then ridiculing President Barack Obama's use of a teleprompter while she wrote crib notes on her hand.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


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The comparison of Governor Palin and Secretary Clinton is especially humorous. Hillary is "highly educated, a policy wonk, tireless worker, longtime activist, perfect wife and mother" is she? I seem to remember her husband straying on her every, ummm, 2 days or so, or is my memory skewed? Didn't Gov. Palin derail ObamaCare with a Tweet?
1 posted on 02/27/2010 9:42:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t it seem as though manly, horse-faced, liberal feminazis are the ones who suffer the most from Palin Derangement Syndrome? I wonder why. LOL!!!


2 posted on 02/27/2010 9:44:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-24-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Feminists don’t want successful women; they simply want to push the feminist agenda.

(Proud anti-feminist since the 1980’s)


3 posted on 02/27/2010 9:46:47 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She's a professor of Social Work at the University of Houston.

4 posted on 02/27/2010 9:48:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin & it won't be from Gaza, Kosovo or Nigeria!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

who cares about the feminist vote? They can enjoy their equal pay for equal unemployment under Obama.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 9:48:57 PM PST by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey, if Sarah Palin can bring an end to feminism, I'd say that's even more of an accomplishment than being president.

I seem to remember her husband straying on her every, ummm, 2 days or so, or is my memory skewed?

The ratio is correct, but it's a bit misleading. For example, he could have a foursome 5 times a month, and that would bump up the average to one mistress every two days. It all depends on the meaning of the word "is".
6 posted on 02/27/2010 9:49:24 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("We can't control nature" - Barack Obama, Feb 27, 2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

more evidence for Professor Limbaugh’s theory.


7 posted on 02/27/2010 9:49:47 PM PST by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I stand corrected. [snicker]


8 posted on 02/27/2010 9:50:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin & it won't be from Gaza, Kosovo or Nigeria!!)
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To: ari-freedom
I think she'd have a hard time getting picked up at a Braille seminar.
9 posted on 02/27/2010 9:52:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin & it won't be from Gaza, Kosovo or Nigeria!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’ve noticed that Hillary has shed the unisexual look since Sarah emerged on the scene. Interestingly, Sarah Palin has one quality which Hillary and most other feminists don’t even understand: integrity. Bob


10 posted on 02/27/2010 9:52:31 PM PST by alstewartfan (I "The uninvited guest is breaking up the feast!" Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think I see the problem.

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11 posted on 02/27/2010 9:53:42 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-24-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh...sheesh....I’ll have to see if my niece ends up in one of her “classes”....


12 posted on 02/27/2010 9:54:08 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: alstewartfan

I agree.


13 posted on 02/27/2010 9:54:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-24-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary is "highly educated, a policy wonk, tireless worker, longtime activist, perfect wife and mother"

I'm sure Bill considered her the perfect wife...she wasn't much of a hindrance to his dating habits.

14 posted on 02/27/2010 10:02:34 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Every one of her views stood in stark contrast to a progressive, feminist agenda.

"progressive" = "facist"

"feminist" = "socialist"

Thus, translating into normal english: "Every one of her views stood in stark contrast to a facist, socialist agenda."

Palin has my vote locked down with this vote of no-confidence by a confirmed facist-socialist worm bag.

15 posted on 02/27/2010 10:03:38 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Doesn’t it seem as though manly, horse-faced, liberal feminazis are the ones who suffer the most from Palin Derangement Syndrome? I wonder why.

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Nice bunch, huh?


16 posted on 02/27/2010 10:08:09 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
" Although feminists initially found her to be a dream..."

I challenge this goofball to name one!

17 posted on 02/27/2010 10:21:37 PM PST by Redbob (Pray for Pres.Osamabama: Psalm 109;v.7)
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To: Cobra64

I’ve had “ladies” at work ask me about this. I tell them Sarah Palin is not a victim and does whatever she wants regardless of what the government says. No reply.


18 posted on 02/27/2010 10:26:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Feminists will never forgive Sarah Palin for letting her baby live.


19 posted on 02/27/2010 10:34:46 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's a professor of Social Work at the University of Houston.

So she doesn't have a real job?

20 posted on 02/27/2010 10:58:29 PM PST by JeffChrz (Dr. Atlas will shrug.)
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To: Billthedrill

That was the most aptly put statement I’ve heard here in a while. How spot on you are...


21 posted on 02/27/2010 11:15:29 PM PST by Disciplinemisanthropy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another women hater. The Liberals are full of them.


22 posted on 02/27/2010 11:17:43 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Bring out yer dead! Bring out your dead!" - Cries of a Navy Corpseman)
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To: Cobra64
I refuse to believe that this is a correct quote from O'Donnell.

I doubt she even knows what a douche is.


23 posted on 02/27/2010 11:19:36 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Bring out yer dead! Bring out your dead!" - Cries of a Navy Corpseman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...However, it takes more than a vagina and a compelling personal narrative to win the feminist vote.....”

Since when? It worked for Sonia Sotomayor.


24 posted on 02/27/2010 11:39:38 PM PST by floridavoter2
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To: VeniVidiVici
Believe what you want.

I really don't care.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2713343/odonnell_garofalo_attack_fox_news_channel.html?cat=75

25 posted on 02/28/2010 12:32:14 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Hey, if Sarah Palin can bring an end to feminism, I'd say that's even more of an accomplishment than being president.

You seem to have gotten the point of the piece precisely backwards, sarcastic as it was.

26 posted on 02/28/2010 12:48:31 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Cobra64

Dude it was a joke. The reference to Rosie not knowing what a douche is was supposed to clue you in.

Some folks are seriously wound too tight.


27 posted on 02/28/2010 12:59:47 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Bring out yer dead! Bring out your dead!" - Cries of a Navy Corpseman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She appeared a hypocrite not once but twice in recent days

Everyone is a "hypocrite" who isn't a marxist. It's the left's favorite word. Even more liked than "racist".

28 posted on 02/28/2010 1:03:38 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this a not so subtle way of slamming Gov. Perry. If I am not mistaken, Gov. Palin endorsed Perry.


29 posted on 02/28/2010 1:41:50 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Equality is here at long last when an incompetent woman can rise through the ranks to join many of the incompetent men already occupying public office and pundit chairs.”

Nope. Nobody can match Obama when it comes to incompetency.


30 posted on 02/28/2010 1:50:39 AM PST by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: Carley

No.


31 posted on 02/28/2010 1:59:04 AM PST by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Beverly Mcphail, Social worker, University of Houston
Q2/2008 Barack Obama $550

32 posted on 02/28/2010 2:53:07 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

indeed...I couldn’t get past this image: mold of Clinton — highly educated, a policy wonk, tireless worker, longtime activist, perfect wife and mother


33 posted on 02/28/2010 3:29:06 AM PST by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a false issue and a red herring. It isn’t the gender or the race that matters; it’s the heart and the mind.


34 posted on 02/28/2010 4:09:01 AM PST by RoadTest (Wealth isn't obscene. Poverty is obscene. - Thomas (man of few but dynamite words) Sowell)
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To: RoadTest
This is a false issue and a red herring. It isn’t the gender or the race that matters; it’s the heart and the mind.

Typical conservative: judging people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin or by the configuration of their reproductive organs.

35 posted on 02/28/2010 4:55:34 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
(Is this the ultimate anti-Palin screed?)

I think that the author probably that thought she was managing a clever bit of "damning with faint praise"....

...but it just comes across as nervous tittering, from a woman who's quite afraid that Palin will win.

36 posted on 02/28/2010 5:03:29 AM PST by Christian_Capitalist
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To: Cobra64

They come in 'metro' versions too.

37 posted on 02/28/2010 5:09:52 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: John Valentine
"Every one of her views stood in stark contrast to a facist, socialist agenda."


You nailed it! Spot on.

38 posted on 02/28/2010 5:11:55 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Redbob

Not sure if she ever ‘found Palin to be a dream’ but Camille Paglia seems to respect, if not admire, Mrs P.


39 posted on 02/28/2010 5:37:59 AM PST by jla
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin didn’t have to suck you know what to get to the top! Take that you liberal fem-nazis!

That’s what really pisses them off!


40 posted on 02/28/2010 5:53:23 AM PST by avacado
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Feminism first sold itself on the entirely fair idea that women should get equal pay for equal work. It has since turned into incessant lies and hypocrisy, family-destroying special rights, seething hatred for boys and men, and a screaming-fisted totalitarian threat against any woman who dares challenge it’s collectivist corruption and flat-out viciousness.

Feminists are pigs.


41 posted on 02/28/2010 6:31:09 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


42 posted on 02/28/2010 7:02:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

However, it takes more than a vagina and a compelling personal narrative to win the feminist vote.


“more than a vagina”—?? Would that not be a penis?

/just asking


43 posted on 02/28/2010 7:11:40 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


44 posted on 02/28/2010 7:49:14 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many women, and a lot of men, have fallen under the illusion that if it weren’t for the femi-nazis, all women would still be home, chained to the kitchen, no future for a career, and expected to be at the beck of her husband, her master. The fact is all the present “advances” made by women would have happened without the presence of the noisy, anti-male, anti-American femi-nazis. History shows that women were already entering the work force in large numbers post-WWII. When I started working for a major corporation in my home town in the early seventies, half the career workers in the office were female. All the femi-nazis did was poison the atmosphere.


45 posted on 02/28/2010 8:01:34 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beverly, you’ve phailed to convince me.


46 posted on 02/28/2010 8:02:10 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Hey you noble leftists. You can't be honest about your agenda because you're not confident in it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every one of her views stood in stark contrast to a progressive, feminist agenda. ..................................Ah ha! TS, she’s got my and my wife’s vote! I’m married to a reincarnate Harriet Nelson or Mrs Cleaver, who wants a progressive wife anyway?


47 posted on 02/28/2010 4:41:46 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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