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September 15, 2008

McCain, Palin and Fey...Oh My!

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Last week, John and Cindy McCain were on "The View," Sarah Palin was interviewed by Charles Gibson on ABC, Tina Fey did a spot-on impression of Palin on "Saturday Night Live," and Barack Obama brought up the rear and started getting tough.

It's almost too much to comment on so I'm going to do a Megan's Digest version of these recent political events.  But first, in case you missed it, here's the SNL clip:

Now to the meat of the political issues:

  • Best line from the SNL clip: 

Amy Poehler as "Hillary Clinton:"  "I believe that diplomacy is the cornerstone of any foreign policy."
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin:  "And I can see Russia from my house."

  • Were the Gabby Girls on "The View" too tough on John McCain when they wouldn't let him off the hook about Palin's qualifications and his misleading ads, as so many lame, so-called professional journalists do?  No.  Obama, Biden and Palin should all have to do "The View" before the election.
  • Was Charles Gibson too tough on Sarah Palin during ABC's exclusive interviews with her last week?  No.  He was actually just right.  He had to dance the line of not being patronizing while still being tough.
  • Is it sexist to ask Sarah Palin about her qualification?  No.
  • Is is sexist to ask Sarah Palin how she plans to handle her current, multiple family issues with being Vice President of the United States?  No.  Mind you, not if she can, but how she will.
  • How scary was it that Sarah Palin didn't know what the "Bush Doctrine" on foreign policy was?  Very.
  • Did Obama take too long before hitting back at the McCain/Palin popularity train?  Yes.
  • Am I sick of hearing the hypocrisy from the Republicans about how Obama should have picked Hillary Clinton as his running mate?  Yes.
  • Am I sick of hearing the hypocrisy about how Palin's pregnant daughter should be off limits?  Yes.  All kids should be off limits, but you best believe if it was Obama's unmarried, pregnant 17 year old daughter, somehow that rule would be broken.  Just look at how some of the MSM have treated Michelle Obama.  Anyone remember Fox News Channel and "Baby Mama?"
  • Am I sick of hearing the hypocrisy about how Sarah Palin breaking barriers for women like me?  Hell yes.
  • Does the idea that the first woman in the White House might be a Republican who hasn't fought any feminist battles and who stands for nothing I believe in make me gnash my teeth?  Hell yes.

For more on the Palin pregnancy hypocrisy, check out Lainad's post on BlogHer.

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