The Mirrored Ceiling – Judith Warner

And, I think, they find her acceptably “real,” because Palin’s not intimidating, and makes it clear that she’s subordinate to a great man.

That’s the worst thing a woman can be in this world, isn’t it? Intimidating, which appears to be synonymous with competent. It’s the kiss of death, personally and politically.

But shouldn’t a woman who is prepared to be commander in chief be intimidating? Because of the intelligence, experience, talent and drive that got her there? If she isn’t, at least on some level, off-putting, if her presence inspires national commentary on breast-pumping and babysitting rather than health care reform and social security, then something is seriously wrong. If she doesn’t elicit at least some degree of awe, then something is missing.

The Mirrored Ceiling – Judith Warner – Domestic Disturbances – Opinion – New York Times Blog.

Now I’m a thinkin’…

2 thoughts on “The Mirrored Ceiling – Judith Warner”

  1. “I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated,” Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. “I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.” – Obama

    “I guess when you turn out to be profoundly wrong on a vital national security issue, maybe it’s comforting to pretend that everyone else was wrong, too. ” – Palin

    It’s hard to be bested a dark horse, but that is EXACTLY what’s happened. Palin and McCain will allow Americans to succeed, AND they won’t even ask you to be ashamed of it. The fraudulent Democratic candidate has no pallatable answers to our most serious issues: security, economy, education, etc.

    Can’t wait for the debates.

  2. What EXACTLY does your comment have to do with the subject.

    And actually, Jim, I find the Democrat answers to our most serious problems extremely palatable and not the pablum of the Republican talking points that haven’t worked for the last decade or more…

    McCain has changed his spots so often here lately they are beginning to get mighty thin.

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