Picking On Sarah Palin

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt


I’ve been accused of picking on Sarah Palin. Apparently many Sarah fans would prefer we all be gentle with the little lady, tone down the challenging language (despite her rabble-rousing ugly language in others), maybe hold the door for her (OK, I like this one, too).

One friend even suggested that were Palin pro-choice, our common body parts would have precluded my writing about her as I have (read You Can Put Lipstick On a Fib and On Sarah Palin).

Pshaw! (There, that was toned-down language.) As I’ve written before, body parts do not a feminist make, and Sarah Palin is no feminist; paltry is more like it.

However, I have pretty much had enough of her, but in deference to the last week of the campaign, I'd like to draw attention to three of my favorite picks from other Palin pickers along the campaign trail:

Flirting Her Way to Victory Sarah Palin's farcical debate performance lowered the standards for both female candidates and U.S. political discourse

By Michelle Goldberg guardian.co.uk, Friday October 03 2008

At least three times last night, Sarah Palin, the adorable, preposterous vice-presidential candidate, winked at the audience. Had a male candidate with a similar reputation for attractive vapidity made such a brazen attempt to flirt his way into the good graces of the voting public, it would have universally noted, discussed and mocked. Palin, however, has single-handedly so lowered the standards both for female candidates and American political discourse that, with her newfound ability to speak in more-or-less full sentences, she is now deemed to have performed acceptably last night. Read more…

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin:

The VP presidential debate

The Katie Couric interview

A message from Gov. Palin and Sen. Clinton

And, in the penultimate slot, the most ridiculous and thus entertaining late at night:

Visit Palin As President and click on things in the picture to learn more about a potential Palin presidency. Some items provide a new surprise each time you click on them. Enjoy!

Finally, please vote on Tuesday 04 November.


Please don’t deny the right to marry to ten percent of our population.

And please don’t amend the California Constitution to force pregnant teens to turn to parents and guardians they don’t trust.

Love, K-B


©2008 Kit-Bacon Gressitt