Palin: Yes, there was sexism towards Hillary but she shouldn’t whine about it

posted at 6:49 pm on August 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

Someone e-mailed me about this earlier and made it sound like she was laying into Hillary, a righteous development in most cases but not on the day she made her pitch to the PUMAs. Not to worry: It’s not a slam, just a gentle nudge that the sisterhood is ill served by a posture of perpetual grievance, especially when the aggrieved is one of the most powerful women in the world. Not to go too far into the tank but I think she strikes just the right note between sympathy and impatience with victimization. But Ben Smith’s right: God help her now if she plays the victim herself when the left starts throwing uppercuts. This’ll run on a loop on cable for a week as a counterpoint. Exit quotation from Ann Althouse: “As a feminist, I love that she did not leverage herself into power through her husband and consider this an important improvement over Hillary.”

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I’m still fairly new here. Is alphie what you guys call a “troll”? Is that like a fly in the ointment or a skunk at the garden party?

(No worries–We’ve all had our “bumble-fingered” moments)

jgapinoy on August 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Yes, our AZ governor is to femininity what Barney Frank is to macho.

jgapinoy on August 30, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Classic. Now excuse me while I wipe the tea from my desk.

Squiggy on August 30, 2008 at 1:58 PM