I think McCain is an old-school misogynist, a man who has never met a woman who should not help him be more of a man by putting herself aside. These men can truly, at times, seem like gentlemen, but they're not. Such a man as this could not find the true good in Sarah Palin or in any other woman, and that's why he had her deliver the rabid convention attack speech that she did: she is a straw woman, the perfect person to say what McCain cannot say in public, a de facto female misogynist in her fundamentalist and protectionist policies, therefore an unassailable feminine symbol for the hatred of women that is a large part of the base of the Republican ethos. I am so distraught by this grasping and bottomless cynicism and hatred for women.
Liz R. DeChristopher
Sep 14 2008 - 10:38pm