Biden: Palin becoming VP would be a step back for women

posted at 11:09 am on September 9, 2008 by Allahpundit

People are sending this around like it’s some egregious gaffe or insult. Why? Unlike Heather MacDonald, I’m willing to play a little identity politics in the interests of victory — emphasis on a little. His talking point here, that conservative policies are bad for women, is standard lefty fare; to the extent Palin subscribes to them, he’s only giving her the same business he’d give Bush, Cheney, McCain, et al. Have we already reached the point where we’re fake-outraged at the idea that a woman in office could conceivably be a net loss for women, notwithstanding the virtue of having the glass ceiling shattered in the process? I’d hate to have to revisit that theory if/when Her Majesty reemerges in 2012.

Exit question: Actually, it’s perfectly clear why people are sending this around, isn’t it?


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Nancy Pelosi is a setback for women.
Barbara Boxer is a setback for women.
Oprah is a setback for women.

pabarge on September 9, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Does anyone know the rules for the democrat nominees? Doesn’t Obama’s vp choice have to be ratified by their convention to be on the ballot?

sleepyhead on September 9, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Is it just me or do others think Biden looks like he is going to bed hammered everynight and waking up drunk? Maybe he should hit BO’s coke stash for a pick-me-up.

David in ATL on September 9, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Nancy Pelosi is a setback for women corrective optics.

Fixed.

Maquis on September 9, 2008 at 1:42 PM

Biden in drag would be helpful to women?

saved on September 9, 2008 at 1:44 PM

It’s a backward step for women if they are Republicans. Where was this doofus when the pant suit trollop from NY was running for nomination? These idiots of the left are so freaking outside the realm of consciousness that it scares me to even think about one of them someday holding the office of president.

theRealMcCoy on September 9, 2008 at 1:50 PM

I’m a woman and I don’t feel set back. What’s wrong with me?

bloggless on September 9, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Let Biden be Biden.

Jim Treacher on September 9, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Joe has his finger on the pulse of the American women and knows the directional current of our lives at all times. Obama would be lost without him. (Snicker-snort.)
bloggless: You thought you had started to move forward, but as Biden would say: you have eyes in the back of your head. (Joe really wants us to dig a hole so we can all jump in; it’s a man’s world after all.)

Christine on September 9, 2008 at 3:07 PM

What a johnson.

Has he seen the enthusiasm from women lately?

madmonkphotog on September 9, 2008 at 8:20 PM

Biden: Palin becoming VP would be a step back for women.

Waugh: Biden becoming VP would be a step back for Homo sapiens.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 9, 2008 at 8:38 PM

The only setback they really mean is the ability to kill your fetus on demand.

Setback? I think not!

13Girl on September 9, 2008 at 8:47 PM

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