Looks like the McCain campaign’s trying to deal out of the -ism deck:
“I am appalled by the Obama campaign’s attempts to belittle Governor Sarah Palin’s experience,” said Fiorina. “The facts are that Sarah Palin has made more executive decisions as a Mayor and Governor than Barack Obama has made in his life.
“Because of Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the Presidency and the treatment she received, American women are more highly tuned than ever to recognize and decry sexism in all its forms. They will not tolerate sexist treatment of Governor Palin.”
Sorry, Carly. I’m not buying it. For this to be true, then questioning Obama’s experience must be racism.
Suddenly we’ve got -isms just flying around all over the place. Sen. Lindsey Graham, by contrast, calls this one exactly right:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a top surrogate for John McCain, Tuesday accused critics of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of sexism for suggesting she could not handle her multiple roles as mother, soon-to-be grandmother, McCain’s running mate and, potentially, vice president.
“Would a man be asked this question? Probably not,” the South Carolina Republican said in an interview with Politico.
Of course a man wouldn’t be asked that. How funny that it took a man to point out the correct example, while a woman blew it.
McCain’s campaign needs to tighten up. There is some sexism going on, but they look dumb when they misplay the card.