[Guest post by DRJ]
Following Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention, the Politico published this article noting support for Palin from unlikely sources – an academic and a former Clinton aide – who believe Palin has been the victim of sexism.
That must have been hard for the authors to swallow because later on, in a section that was both smug and snide, Palin was compared to some surprising people:
“A choice that was intended to shake up the race did so with more ferocity than McCain ever intended. The mother of five — with one pregnant teenage daughter and an infant son with Down syndrome — has joined a parade of personalities from Anita Hill to O.J. Simpson to Monica Lewinsky to become a cultural flash point.
As the controversy over her qualifications and McCain’s vetting process overwhelmed events here, hypocritical rhetoric was flowing at full tide on all sides of the debate.
Many conservatives, who spent a generation ridiculing the politics of victimhood and group identity, are now zealously invoking both in the Twin Cities. A common GOP talking point here is that Palin’s gender and experiences as a mother should be counted as an asset among her qualifications.”
Hick that I am, I still get the point. The Politico thinks Palin is just another flash in the pan getting her 15 minutes of trailer-trash fame.
If they keep this up, Palin could be the beginning of a permanent Mainstream Media Meltdown.