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Are We Really That Shallow?

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Considering the McCain team's vice-president pick, we women are a shallow people, a people who cannot discern gender from agenda. Apparently this is why McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate.

This approach is intended to lure supporters, women supporters, who'd planned to nominate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, over to the G.O.P. camp. Apparently, the thinking is that all we want is a woman in the White House--even if she is nothing like Clinton. Sadly, stunningly, there is some truth to this thought after reading some of the women's responses to the Palin pick.

As proud as I would be to witness a woman breaking through the highest of glass ceilings, I certainly don't want it to be at the expense of our country in its continued downslide. By bringing Palin on board, McCain is piggybacking on sexism that ostensibly came from the Obama team. Yet, if I were Palin, I'd take a closer look at whether I was selected because I'd be the best person for the job or wonder if maybe I were being used as glorified arm candy. I'm sure she is extremely honored to have been asked to participate in such a pioneering moment, but unlike Palin, it's my hope that this November women will put the issues first before simply wanting to see history, one that we will be forced to repeat, be made.