Which just proves, once again, that one can serve up absolutely any $hit sandwich about Sarah Palin and our misogynistic political culture will swallow it and say, “thanks, that was scrumptious! May we have another?” I suppose it’s nice that both the right and left wings in this country agree on something, but I had hoped that the post-partisan unity schtick would involve more than just gynophobia.
The sad thing is that the whole “she thinks Africa is a country” gag is an old gag by the king of the Masshole comics of the 1980s and 1990s, Jimmy Tingle. I heard Tingle tell that one in a club in Cambridge back in 1996, only it went, “Europe: excellent country!” You’d think that the clowns running FOX, MSNBC, and other cable news channels would have checked the source out before running with the story.
Well, we can all look forward to lots of prominent feminist women in key positions in the Obama administration who will change the way we look at women in power. Just look at the women he’s appointed to manage his transition: Rahm Emanuel and John Podesta, for example. And all of the women who have been named as possible Treasury Secretary picks: Lawrence Summers, Jon Corzine, Robert Rubin, Paul Volcker, and Timoth Geithner. That’s a bunch of high-powered broads for you! You show ‘em, girls.