Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sarah Palin's appeal to women

I suspect this woman, quoted by Byron York at a McCain/Palin rally today in Virginia, speaks for many women:

“I’ve been a member of Feminists for Life for 25 years,” she told me. “I am the mother of seven, including twins — six girls — and I am just so proud today for all women. Sarah Palin is showing that a certain segment does not speak for women, that we have something else to say.”

Many political observers, reporters, and academics tend to assume that women are liberal. They assume that the vast majority of women are "pro-choice", that they all feel discriminated against daily, that they favor Democrats and larger government. These people are those who claim that supporting the right to an abortion is a "women's issue", as if all women are pro-choice.

But this isn't so; it's never been so; and now Sarah Palin speaks for those women who knew it wasn't so, but never had an advocate before. They do now.

UPDATE: and by the way, isn't it interesting the anger from Democrats and the left that Palin arouses?:

"South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”