QUOTE (K_Green @ Nov 7 2008, 01:37 AM)
i'm really interested in what women thought/think of her.
UGH! But, then, I suspect you didn't expect many replies full of praise and adoration! I will say one thing for her, though - she provided a perfect reflection in our faces of what we had allowed our political system to become. Not only have we suffered through 8 years of uncompassionate philsophical conservatism and fiscal irresponsibility from W (not to mention his refusal to pronounce "nuclear" correctly!), but then we have her - a woman who claims to be an environmentalist while shooting wildlife from a helicopter (yeah, that's fair!); an advocate of "abstinence only" sex ed whose 17-year-old daughter obviously did NOT get the message; a potential Vice President who claims she has diplomatic experience because she can see Russia from her porch; a disrespectful harpy who sneers at community organizers in one breath while claiming her "experience" as a mayor of a tiny Alaskan town is more weighty than being a US senator; a mother who totes her Downs Syndrome child around like a doll into circumstances that would be frightening for many adults, let alone a baby who can't understand what all the noise and flashing lights are about or why his sister is smearing her spit on his head; and, finally, perhaps my pet peeve, being the language Nazi I am, not only can she NOT answer questions that anyone who has any awareness of the news can answer, but she, too, says "NUCULAR!" Come ON, people! The ones who keep her 15 minutes of fame from fading like the flash in the pan they were are looking for some sort of twisted proof that our leaders are "just plain folk," like us, people we'd like to have a beer with. Well, in the words of Lea Deloria (sp? - sorry, Lea!), I want a president who is actually SMARTER than me! I want leaders who have figured out more than I have. And I don't drink beer! The good news is I got the president I wanted, he's waaaay smarter than me, and the guy he picked as VP is no slouch either! It is my fervent hope that Sarah will shake her perky ass back to the snow and never be heard from again - after all, she'll soon have a daughter who's trapped in a marriage to a kid whose biggest accompl;ishment may be the mobility of his sperm! Surely she'll have to take on some grandmotherly duties!