Palin vs. Obama??

I made the mistake of listening to NPR on the way back to work from a late lunch. I say “mistake” because of the strident voices of other women bashing Sarah Palin. She’s against abortion, one wailed. If she had been for it, others would have railed against her just as harshly. “She’s the mother of five children, and I don’t have children,” another screeched while lamenting that she couldn’t connect with Palin. If she were childless, then still other women would likely accuse the governor of being out of touch with the “real” issues faced by America’s families. 

I don’t have time to debate all the spiteful things I heard. I just have one question to ask: Is it Palin vs. Obama? I’m asking because unless I missed something, it’s still McCain vs. Obama, and I haven’t heard anyone asking these questions of Biden.

Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

6 thoughts on “Palin vs. Obama??”

  1. It comes up all the time I call it the working vs stay at home mom syndrome…in other words your darned if you do and darned if you don’t. I always wonder why as women “we” do not support each other rather than get mired in the muck.

  2. The election has turned to a more Palin-Obama focus. It is crazy how the very liberal media decides what to report and place emphasis on!

  3. Connie, Don’t I know it! It’s the story of my life, and I’m beginning to think that’s why I’m so sensitive about it.

    Michelle, You’re right. I’m wondering why we can’t contrast McCain and Biden as well as Obama and Palin.

  4. lol, yes…

    this has turned into a media circus. On both sides. I’m keeping my radio turned off and listening to podcasts, going to NPR’s website and listening to select stories instead of getting my news undiluted right now. It drives me nuts, how hypocritical both sides are being! Geesh.

    I’m with you, Marla. Those strident voices really disturb me, too, because usually those people are the ones I agree more with. I feel really let down and disgusted.

  5. I’ve noticed the Palin vs. Obama thing as well and may have even contributed to it. I think they compare well because (a) they are both very charismatic, and (b) they are both minorities with real chances for making history.

    As for me, the moment someone (anyone) feels the need to scream, rant, screech, rage, or otherwise raise their tone of voice when discussing politics immediately tells me that they either have no idea what they are talking about or they haven’t taken the time to really learn and educate themselves on the issue at hand.

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