Friday, August 29, 2008

Trophy Veep

Daily Kos: Who's Afraid of Sarah Palin?
This is a classic and damning gender narrative: a young, more conventionally attractive, underqualified woman is picked to "replace" or "stand in for" an older, more qualified one. In this story, Palin is the trophy wife on McCain's arm (she'd be his second trophy, actually), while Clinton is the martyred and noble older woman. Or, for a non-marital metaphor, Palin would be the young blue-collar employee that keeps her mouth shut and stays in the boss's good graces, while Clinton is Lilly Ledbetter. I freaking love the potential here. Let's make them both pay for this one.
Nails it.


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