Monday, September 29, 2008

Art imitating life...or vice versa?

After watching a mashup of Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric, and the Saturday Night Live skit portraying the same, I couldn't help but react with disbelief

That video made me think that, perhaps, the McCain campaign's decision to keep Palin out of the limelight wasn't the worst it has made.

On one hand, she is dealing with a lot right now. As if having 5 kids (one of whom will have a kid, another who has special needs, and a third who is in Iraq) wasn't enough, dealing with her current responsibilities to Alaska, and trying to get caught up on an entirely different level of politics is leaving her totally in over her head.

This, however, doesn't excuse many of the reports coming out about the McCain campaign barring media access or trying to make arguements that the media shouldn't give her hard questions.

If I was a feminist (as much as a man can be), I would be quite upset with the way Palin is being treated. Not so much by the media, but by those on her side who are seeking special treatment.

Equal work for equal pay also means equal questioning, equal scrutiny, and equal qualifications.

It seams to me that her choice indicates a certain type of pandering. One that I can't imagine pro-women's rights women are pleased by.

Don't take my word for it, though, check the video and hear it from the horse's, or rather, the pitbull with lipstick's mouth.

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