Music Box: My New Yentl

 

Not that I spelunk BABS’ WEBSITE often (the airbrushing alone makes my eyes bleed) because, well, I’m not really a fan (sorry baby), but I gotta say, when I read her raining on McCain’s parade, I wanted to kiss this “funny girl” “on a clear day”, all the way down to “Stoney End” where I won’t feel “guilty” when I “bring her flowers”, and we could reminisce about the Clinton years and the “way we were”.  (That might be the gayest sentence I ever wrote).   Makes me wanna shout into his miracle ear, “GRANDPA, CAN YOU HEAR HER?!?!?!” (Okay, I’ll stop now).  From ‘memory’ (okay, NOW, I’ll really stop) here’s what she wrote:

 

McCain Doesn’t Get It: Women are not that stupid

Maybe he was sick of the lack of media attention…maybe he had enough of the late night talk show hosts poking fun at his age…maybe he realized that belonging to a party that has been associated with rich, white men was not going to connect with voters in this historical election year. Or maybe he was just ready to take back some of the spotlight that has shined so brightly on Barack Obama and the Democrats since the beginning of the Democratic convention. Desperation can motivate people to make some pretty cynical and hypocritical decisions. Whatever the reason, John McCain’s Hail Mary– in the form of Vice Presidential pick Governor Sarah Palin–sent a very clear message to America about how he views female voters. Women, he thinks, will vote another woman into office regardless of the candidate’s values, experience and political positions.

No one can dispute that this decision was micro-targeted to the small percentage of Independent and Democratic women residing in the Rocky Mountain West, who strongly supported Hillary Clinton in the primary and still find themselves undecided as we move into the general election. Unfortunately, what John McCain failed to realize is that after eight long and destructive years of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and their cronies, American voters will not fall prey to political ploys once again.

For months, John McCain and the Republicans went after Barack Obama for lacking the experience they felt was necessary in order to be commander in chief. Yet, on this day, an aging John McCain, who is the oldest Presidential nominee in history, chose a running mate—a person that is just a heart beat away from the Presidency—that has no foreign policy experience, no national experience and limited state government experience…. a virtual unknown who has only been Governor for a less than 2 years of a state with a population of fewer than 680,000 people…a woman who condemns a woman’s right to choose.

I believe John McCain chose Gov. Palin because he truly believes that women who supported Hillary—an experienced, brilliant, life-long public servant–would vote for him because his Vice President has two x chromosomes. McCain’s selection of Governor Palin is a transparent and irresponsible decision all in the name of trying to win this election.

John McCain has served this country. No one in this election is denying him that. But his selection of Governor Palin has demonstrated that he is willing to put his desperation to win this election above the welfare of the American people. As someone who has spent over 40 years advocating on behalf of women both politically and philanthropically, as someone who was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton and as someone who cares deeply about the health and welfare of all women, hear me Senator McCain: “This calculated, cynical ploy to pull away a small percentage of Hillary’s women voters from Barack Obama will not work. We are not that stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

 

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2 thoughts on “Music Box: My New Yentl

  1. Nancy and Ann released the following statement last night after they heard it again following McCain’s speech.

    “Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song ‘Barracuda’ no longer be used to promote her image. The song ‘Barracuda’ was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The ‘barracuda’ represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.”

    once again the RNC make it clear as to what they are really about!!!!!!!

  2. The sad fact is YES women are that stupid…
    I feel that most of the women that watched that speech palin gave will feel a breath of sorrow for her retarded baby, and she will help them because they too have given birth to babies they wouldn’t abort due to their own selfish need to “care for their babies”…when in reality they will end up in a hospital for special needs that I will have to pay for through my taxes because these “Smart, Spiritual and loving women” wouldn’t abort their children…now I’m not saying that women should use abortion as birth control, but I do believe that if you are having a child that is not normal by means of definition such as ” Downs” or “retardation”, not because he or she is “Gay” that isn’t what I mean by Not NORMAL…I have family members who are burdened by this type of child, not to say you can’t love them and care for them, but ONLY if you have the means to do so…DON’T LOOK to your GOVERNMENT to care for a child that shouldn’t have been born. I’m just saying…we as a human race need to understand that we don’t all have to bear the burden that someone else makes as their choice as MS PALIN would like us to do…not just for herself, but for the “Other MOTHERS” so MS S, please make sure you are aware that your sex is not very smart when it comes to erection…I mean elections…half of them won’t even vote…
    so take a hard look and really get your GALS to vote for OB, coz if not, your choice is just heart beats away from being over turned by the government…and then what will we do…no more stem cells to research…

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