The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Where's The Outrage Now (Two Excellent Examples of the Media Double Standard Against Sarah Palin)
This morning I awake to two excellent editorial pieces from fellow PUMAs. Both pointing out the media bias ... nay, outright discrimination, against Sarah Palin.
First of all... the MSM seems to be just fine with how Bobby Jindal is flitting around the country, "trying out for president." I am sure the GOP is happy that he is being fairly well received. Still, I have to wonder... is PUMA for Life the only one calling attention to the double standard?
"Just wondering, because if that was Sarah Palin it would be all over the networks in the lower 48 and in Alaska that Palin is out campaigning at the state taxpayers expense (even if she was paying her own way; the truth might be whispered a month or so from now in the back pages of the local newspaper next to the obituaries); that Palin is only interested in herself, not the people of Alaska; that Palin sure has a big ego thinking she could actually be president since she has no foreign policy experience and comes from a remote state like Alaska."
Meanwhile, Spiral Gate's Willow is curious about why Michelle Obama's wardrobe is A-OK with the powers that rule the airwaves.
She asks us to recall the time when Me-Chelle told Jay Leno:
"We buy the clothes we wear."
And, to further make her point, she (said):
"I mean, especially a VP pick, it's like being shot out of a cannon ... All of a sudden, you are the center of attention. But our policy has always been whatever we wear, for us, we buy."
What a liar.
Tell that to Jason Wu and the other designers and jewelers who have given her freebies to wear, including a pair of diamond earrings valued at $17,313, and that inauguration gown. Even though Michelle's press secretary claims they paid for the clothes, an article in the New York times quotes the designers as saying they did not charge the Obamas."
I like the way PUMA for Life ends her little tirade, because I, too "wonder about the people of Alaska. Why are they not proud of their governor? I think that is very weird and if anyone from Alaska would like to explain I would love to hear it."
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.