News Flash: Sarah Palin is not a woman!
At least according to Heather Malik:
Palin was not a sure choice, not even for the stolidly Republican ladies branch of Citizens for a Tackier America. No, she isn't even female really. She's a type, and she comes in male form too.
and Wendy Doniger agrees:
Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman. The Republican party's cynical calculation that because she has a womb and makes lots and lots of babies (and drives them to school! wow!) she speaks for the women of America, and will capture their hearts and their votes, has driven thousands of real women to take to their computers in outrage. She does not speak for women; she has no sympathy for the problems of other women, particularly working class women.
Holy Crap people, is this a great country or what? McCain surges ahead in the polls based on his choice of a trans-gendered running mate?
It is just so awesome and fun for me to watch how our liberal chattering class has gone completely insane over Sarah Palin.
Hat tip to Betsy Newmark!