Many, many, many moons ago as a young pre-teenager I watched as young women staged sit-ins, burned bras and acted like petulant two year olds, all in the name of “Women’s Rights”. The ERA was the banner under which many of these incidences of civil disobedience took place and was the hot ticket issue. Many a politician lined up to be on the front line of the new battlefield.
We young women were told that we could be anything, we could have it all, we could change the world. I guess that part of the fantasy was true. The world did change. No longer are women encouraged to stay home, as a matter of fact they are discouraged from staying home. We are now told we cannot have it all. We have to decide, what do we want? Young women are now encouraged to put off marriage until they can no longer have children. After all the planet is over burdened with children and why should anyone be punished by a baby.
Now we have a woman running for Vice President who should be the poster child for real feminism. She competes without quotas, without set asides, without lowering the standards. She hunts, fishes and governs. She was also baking cookies at the same time Hillary Clinton was deriding those who chose to stay at home with their children. This woman worked her way up from the PTA to the Governors Mansion of the most energy rich state in the union. She’s tough, she’s aggressive, she’s strong and dependable. She is also a mom in the best sense of the word. She has the integrity needed to make hard decisions and she is loyal to her family and to her faith.
I don’t think Sarah Palin is perfect. I do appreciate her understanding of the concept of being a servant to those she represents. For too long politicians have considered their constituents the servants instead of the other way around. Maybe it’s the Harvard, Yale smug arrogance or maybe it’s the good old boy network. Gov. Palin fit’s in neither category and I think she frightens some people to death. By the way, Liberals your hypocrisy is showing.
Madame Governor, you go girl.