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Friday, 5 September 2008

"Put down with ruthless calculation"

Gerald Warner has a good post on the American election thingy that we are all dutifully trying to keep up with: Democrat attacks on Sarah Palin have backfired
The squalor of the Democrat muck-raking has seriously annoyed a lot of women who do not share many of the candidate's views but recognise that the points of vulnerability where she has been attacked were precisely those arising from her role as wife and mother.

Pregnant teenage daughter? There is not a hockey mom in America who does not empathise, with the private thought "There but for the grace of God"... So, her son-in-law-to-be was caught fishing for salmon out of season - that is pure Huckleberry Finn.

Some American women are beginning to recognise that the Democrats talk a good game about shattering glass ceilings - provided the beneficiary is a liberal feminist who has bitched her way to the top; but if an average American wife and mother presumes to come out from behind the white picket fence she will be put down with ruthless calculation. Some ladies are getting quite upset about that.
There's also a good article in the Times "Sarah Palin: it's go west, towards the future of conservatism" (H/T Standing on My Head). Here is an extract:
“What's the difference between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama?”

“One is a well turned-out, good-looking, and let's be honest, pretty sexy piece of eye-candy.

“The other kills her own food.”

Now we know, thanks to her triumphant debut at the Republican convention on Wednesday, that Mrs Palin not only slaughters her prey. She impales its head on a stick and parades it around for her followers to jeer at. For half an hour she eviscerated Mr Obama in that hall and did it all without dropping her sweet schoolmarm smile, as if she were handing out chocolates at the end of a history lesson.
I have just read Mac's blog and I think she put it very well:
I would much rather vote for a pro-life non-Catholic than for someone who professed to be Catholic and then ignored the main tenets of the Faith...
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