Monday, September 8, 2008

Palin: The New Thatcher

"It is the cock the crows, but the hen that lays the eggs."

Friday's Wall Street Journal carried a story highlighting the parallels between the new Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, and erstwhile British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In the Iron Lady, it seems there is ample precedent for conservative women to face down the unique opposition they face from both the Left and the Right.
Money quotes, on feminists:

The metaphorical hair stood up on the back of every licensed member of the feminist movement who could immediately see she was a monster out of a nightmare landscape by Hieronymus Bosch. ...

The hypocrisy was breathtaking. Only nanoseconds before the choice of Mrs. Palin as VP put her a geriatric heartbeat away from the presidency, a woman's right to have a career and children was a shibboleth of feminism. One always knew that women with views that opposed those of official feminism were to be treated as nonwomen.


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