Wherein I Behave Like Andrew Sullivan . . . [Or: I Ask Readers to Compile the Sexist Attacks on Palin]
. . . in that I lazily ask you to do the research for me. (Hey, at least I’m not getting paid for this.)
Here’s your assignment: compile the sexist attacks on Palin.
Each example must have a link. Here’s an example to get you started:
- Gary Kamiya of Salon wrote:
In a bizarre turnaround, the uptight Republicans are suddenly the party of sex, women, fun. They’re all about spontaneity, bucking convention, letting their freak flags fly. If it feels good, do it! Let Mr. Dignified, Obama, drone on about the economy or the resurgence of the Taliban or whatever boring downer of a subject he wants to lecture us on. Let that long-winded Joe Biden carry us back to that Poli Sci 201 class we fell asleep in. Hey, did you check out Palin’s rack? It’s party time in America!
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For the die-hard Republicans who lusted over Palin at the convention, her whip-wielding persona was a turn-on. You could practically feel the crowd getting a collective woody as Palin bent Obama and the Democrats over, shoved a leather gag in their mouths and flogged them as un-American wimps, appeasers and losers. “Drill, baby, drill!” the chant ecstatically repeated by the GOP faithful during Rudy Giuliani’s speech, acquired a distinctly Freudian subtext after Palin spoke. The more Palin drilled the Democrats, the more hotly the base yearned to drill her.
There must be a million more examples out there. I’ve probably documented a dozen or more on this blog already. But I’d like to see them all in one place. If you do a good job of compiling them, I may do a post that collects them all.
UPDATE: I’ve added to the title, so people know what the post is about from the title.