In Defense of Sarah: Sarah Palin and the Scum of the EarthSubmitted by amica jeffersoni on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 08:38
I would never vote for her. Yes, she is an inarticulate beauty queen and hardly an intellectual contender. The views she manages to get out are not ones I agree with. I don't know that she can be educated or reformed, but that is not my concern.
Politics is a rough and tumble game, and I believe it is especially hard on women. How many male politicians endure personal attacks on the sexuality of their children and are called bimbos and rednecks?
HIllary Clinton also cried sexism in her campaign, but the attacks on Sarah were much more personal. This wasn't just because Palin was mayor of Wasilla or governor of a state many in the Lower 48 forget about, it's because she is conservative. The hypocrisy was palpable when the pro-choice crowd hinted that Sarah should have aborted her Down's syndrome baby, rather than let Trig mess up her political career.
This article does a better job of cataloguing the insults she has had to endure:
Sarah Palin and the Scum of the Earth
Posted by Dan McLaughlin
If there is a lesson to be learned from Sarah Palin’s withdrawal from public office, it is this: if you want to take out a female politician, you go after her children.
There is likely no one and single reason for Palin’s withdrawal, and she cited a bunch of them in her disorganized “you won’t have Sarah Palin to kick around anymore” speech. But two things seem to explain most logically Palin’s behavior: she was ground down by the unusually vitriolic campaign waged against her, and the aspect of that campaign that did the most damage was the attacks on her children.
Read more at:http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2009/07/14/sarah-palin-and-the-scum-of-the-earth/