Under the circumstances, the decision to choose this woman over the likes of, say, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson looks less like a stroke of genius than a stroke. It looks crazy. It looks wacky.Hmm, Susan, haven't heard that one before until YOU injected swimsuit jokes into a story about the second ever female VP nominee this country has ever had. Why isn't Palin credible for VP if Obama is credible for commander in chief? She has the executive experience and the record of reform.
And that's the other part of this decision that is so infuriating.
If you are going to pick a woman for the sake of picking a woman, can you at least make it a credible choice?
Can you at least make a choice that doesn't give the gag writers for Jay Leno and Jon Stewart the month off?
(The jokes started immediately: She won't be able to hold her own against Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate. But wait until the swimsuit portion of the competition.)
Implicit in Riemer's column is the idea that the Palin pick is "insulting" and makes her sick because no women would support a woman with Palin's positions. When did Riemer decide that all women think alike? I didn't realize that every woman in the entire country aligns ideologically with one viewpoint, and must, or elevating such a woman to higher office is insulting, sickening, and a joke.
I didn't realize that if a woman doesn't adhere to one ideological viewpoint it makes her eminently - excuse me, I mean "utterly" - and sickeningly unqualified. Thanks for informing me of that, Susan.