Friday, October 3, 2008

Biden-Palin Debate

I apparently am alone in thinking Sarah Palin really stunk it up at the debate last night. Other commentators are using the “she didn’t fall on her face” test to say that she did fine. That’s just not enough for me. This woman is running to be the Vice President of the United States. The Vice President! Not fucking up isn’t enough for me to think she did a good job. It’s just not, people.

She failed to answer a single question related to the debate topics. When asked very pointed questions – such as which poses the greater threat: Iran or Pakistan – she couldn’t even answer that.

She wouldn’t touch McCain’s healthcare “initiative” that’s going to tax benefits. Experts estimate that taxation will put about 20 million more Americans without healthcare because employers won’t be able to shoulder the burden. So, no, Palin wouldn’t touch it. Why should she? The policy only shows how much the McCain-Palin administration would harm the average citizen.

It really pisses me off anyway that female candidates are so polarized. Hillary had to be the best all. The. Time. She had to be far better than everyone else to be taken seriously. Palin has to show up without a run in her hose and she’s good.

We’ve come a long way. I’ll give my feminist predecessors that. But there’s still a helluva lot of road to go before we’re equal.

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