Don't Pity This Woman

Palin deserves our scorn, and that's it
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2008 1:03 PM CDT
Don't Pity This Woman
Upper Deck has produced a "Presidential Predictor" trading card of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin inside its latest baseball release.    (AP Photo)

The media seems to be lining up to feel sorry for poor Sarah Palin, forced to endure these deer-in-headlights interviews. “I guess I’m one cold dame,” Rebecca Traister writes in Salon, because “when you stage a train wreck of this magnitude…I don’t feel bad for you.” To her, Palin isn’t some wilting victim, she’s a governor who doesn’t care enough about her country “to cram effectively for the test.”

Palin should especially enrage feminists, who’ve watched a great year for women turned into a “misogynistic political mash,” Traister says. McCain could have picked from plenty of qualified conservative women; he picked Palin instead. “I don’t want to be played by the girl-strings anymore,” writes Traister. “This is not breaking my heart. It’s breaking my spirit.” (More Sarah Palin stories.)

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