here's where i have a big problem with the palin bunch; labeling everything from interviews to colloquial expression as "sexist". it's being used in a fast , loose way to shield an arguably unprepared candidate from questions and accountability. i believe that there's a similarity to crying wolf in most of palin's citations.
bottom line is that nobody gets through the process without scarring. so if a person wants to play in the big leagues, they need to grow a thick skin and keep rolling.
Do you feel the same level of indignation when the 'Obama bunch' labels everything as racist from using his name, referring to his family in Kenya (after he did), noting the 'black theology' of his church of 20 years, commenting on his repeated references to 'not looking like those other presidents on dollar bills', and now referencing his community organizer experience? Is there anything in that list that he himself has not expressed or that is not fair game for scrutiny?
Yes, Sarah Palin has to take her lumps as much as anybody else, but all the criticism re unfair attacks have not been labeled sexist because they all have not been sexist.
But criticizing her or characterizing her, a woman, in critical and/or hateful ways that would not be applied to a man is sexist and those doing that should be called out on it.
sorry, i only just saw this. to answer the first one; yeah. in as much that i agree there has been some sexism, if only a little, towards palin, i see that there has been a little bit of real racism tossed obama's way. in both cases it appears that the 'tude comes not directly from either campaign, but from radio & tv talking heads and 527s.
in general i just get frustrated when people use accusations of "-ism" as a one size fits all rejoinder. too convenient to not address a particular question.
now about obama's name. since it is his name, i doubt very much that it bothers him to be called by it. on the other hand, i think something my dad used to say is applicable here; "it's not what you say, but how
you say it."
i haven't heard anything about kenya, so i can't say.
"black theology" ? dunno. right before i moved to california, i was in a popular local blues/ r&b band, we played a lot of church sponsored cabarets and a couple of services where they wanted some more jumpin' sounds for a minute. at least then, black churches did it a little different, but no, i never heard anyone exhorting god to come down and kill whitey. i didn't even get that from wright; he was basically saying that eventually the bad stuff catches up with you. that's a common idea in nearly all religions, isn't it?
i don't get why yous guys have such a problem with the community organizer thing. obama isn't alone in seeing community service as a good thing. think back to mccain's convention speech.