If I have to defend Sarah Palin one more time, I’m really going to start to get pissy.
Because her policy positions are appalling to me.
And it doesn’t make a difference to me that she’s a woman.
Because having a vagina is not reason enough for me to put someone in the White House. I need a pro-choice, pro-environment, pro gun control, pro free speech, anti-war vagina. You know what I mean?
That said, I’m still a bit unsettled by this grassroots effort, Women Against Sarah Palin.
I just don’t like the idea of pitting women against each other.
The leaders of this anti-Palin effort are quick to point out…
“We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President.”
But still. Something just does not feel right about it.
For instance, “Men Against Joe Biden” is still an available web address. Probably because it sounds pretty ludicrous, right?
And I’m still bristling at the so-called “mommy wars.” How exactly did I miss this fierce battle between working moms and stay at home moms that the media just adores referring to?
I have friends who work full-time and others who stay at home with their kids. And a lot of moms do something in between. But our country loves a good cat fight so us moms MUST just loathe any other mom who lives her life differently from us. Really? Yeah, I don’t think so.
So frankly, I’m not a Woman Against Sarah Palin.
I am a Voter Against Sarah Palin.
And an American Against Sarah Palin.
This isn’t a female thing. It’s a future of the country kind of thing.
So let’s celebrate that we, once again, have a woman as the Vice Presidential Candidate.
And then let’s all go vote for the candidates that we believe will do the best job leading our nation.