Monday, October 6, 2008

Madeleine Albright's Message from Starbucks

"There's a special place in hell for women who don't support other women."

The message may have been Madeleine Albright's but it was conveyed by Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin at a rally. Where did she get the message? Well, she found it on her coffeecup. You of those deals like reading the cereal box before your eyes have opened in the morning.

Madeleine Albright was Bill Clinton's Secretary of State and often remarked about the difficulties of being a woman on the American political scene. She was a champion of women's rights, calling attention to the oppression of women not only in America, but in other male-dominant countries.

Funny that you mentioned it, Sarah. Many Hillary supporters, both men and women, noticed the subtle anti-women signals sent by the Obama campaign. Those who weren't getting it couldn't fail to get it when Obama rejected Hillary with her very solid 18 million votes and victories in important swing states like Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Granted there were a few people who preferred Obama to Hillary for other reasons, but the choice of a 65 year old 30-year Beltway Boy was a bit grating--even more when you hear the rote verbiage coming out of Biden's mouth. Oh, and Biden was born in that "bitter" state which is "clinging to guns and religion.

Of course, there were four people in Chicago and three in San Francisco who just loved Biden's plan to break Iraq into three separate countries.

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