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Phil Trounstine

Phil Trounstine

Posted: August 29, 2008 11:50 AM

I'm Just Sayin': Choice of Sarah Palin is an Insult to Women Voters


John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate is a searing insult to women.

Clearly, Palin was chosen in hopes of attracting women voters. There is virtually no other explanation for picking a right-wing leader of a state with a population of fewer than 680,000 people.

The decision argues that McCain has such a low opinion of women voters that they would overlook education, abortion, foreign policy, civil rights, health care, family leave and more simply to vote for a candidate with two x chromosomes.

As Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said: "I know Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton."

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