“I have had it with the sexist treatment of Sarah Palin,” CNN anchor Campbell Brown fumed this week, taking a moment out of her Election 2008 coverage to condemn the chauvinism Palin has endured at the hands of…her own campaign. Indeed, in a self-proclaimed rant, Brown turned Republican rhetoric on its head, asserting that the move to block reporters from asking Palin questions at the UN Tuesday was condescending and sexist. During Palin’s meetings with officials such as Afghan president Hamid Karzai and former Secretary of State Henry Kisssinger, her campaign managers refused to let the press do more than take photographs of the VP pick. “You claim she is ready to be one heartbeat away from the presidency,” Brown said, “If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her and let her show her stuff.”

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