Just spitballing here, but what stereotypes of naughty women have the media and the lunatics missed? So far, they’ve made [Palin] out to be a slut, a b***h, a beauty-queen airhead, and an unfit mother. She’s obviously not frigid, so that smear won’t work. How many other demeaning gender-based slurs can they throw her way?
One vice-presidential candidate is too fragile to talk to the press.
Hint: Sullivan is not talking about the male vice-presidential candidate.
By the way . . . from Hot Air comes Palin’s schedule for today:
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Colorado and New Mexico
10:00am Media Interview
10:30am Satellite into AARP Convention
11:30am Media Interview
12:30pm MT “The Road to Victory Rally”
Colorado Springs, CO
1:45pm MT Depart Colorado
2:50pm MT Arrive NM
3:30pm MT Media Interviews
7:00pm MT “The Road to Victory Rally”
Albuquerque Convention Center
(All emphasis in this post is mine.)
Remember, Sullivan was one of the fools who lowered expectations for Palin’s speech by continually insinuating that she was a bubblehead former beauty queen. Then Palin gave a speech that the New York Times described as “electrifying” (before editing that term out of the final copy) and Sullivan and his cohorts looked like fools.
To the extent that there is a period of relative media silence from Palin — she is seeing her son off to Iraq in a few days — that will give the Sullivans of this world an opportunity to go around lowering expectations again, by insinuating that she is little more than a former sportscaster who reads a speech well, but can’t speak articulately.
Then she’ll prove them wrong again, and the critics will look stupid all over again. I see no downside here.
Some wonder why I keep linking and discussing Sullivan. I explain here.
UPDATE: Commenter steve says:
Sarah Palin is answering reporters’ questions three times today? It’s more likely McCain campaign boss Rick Davis is putting out a spokesman for media interviews after CO and NM rallies. A Q&A session leading up to the AARP satellite appearance would have been mentioned SOMEWHERE by now.
He could be right. The one-line “Media Interview” description does not necessarily mean that Sarah Palin is answering questions yet. But anyone who thinks she’s too “fragile” to do so a) is sexist and b) knows nothing about her. When the times comes, whenever that is, she’ll do fine.