[Palin] did some great things for Alaska...
If there's anything to get on Sarah Palin about it's that she helped turn the Tea Party into a far-right, war-hawk, christian values club from it's original Libertarian intentions.
The woman is not dumb, she like anyone says dumb things on occasion. McCain was one of the worst potential presidential candidates to go against Obama. The Democrats did an excellent job as portraying him as a whiny old man and Palin as unfit to be Vice President.
Could you imagine if birth-control-hating right wingers got the first female vice president to office? The Democrats would, within 4 years, lose all of the mind-bending hold they have on women.
Please name what great things Palin did during her truncated 18-month term as Governor, part of which she spent campaigning to be US Vice president.
Yes, she did help to radicalize the Teabaggers. Another mark against her.
It wasn't that she said just any dumb things, but things related to the position she wanted to hold, the second highest in the US. One can be dumb about lots of ordinary things, but not the US Constitution, history, the political process, Washington, foreign policy, and all the other essentials a VP and potential President must know.
The Democrats didn't have to work very hard to portray McCain as a whiny old man, and Plain as unfit. Those political gifts were handed to them by the candidates themselves, because that's exactly what they were, and McCain still is.
If the alternative to Democrats is "birth-control-hating right wingers" it's no surprise American women are turning their backs on the Republicans. And rather an insult to women to claim they follow Democrats because of "mind bending" when Republicans are trying to subject them to societal bending
, to tolerate the inferior gender roles Republican males want to assign to them. It seems women are able to recognize where their own best interests lie on their own, without any mind bending. The Republican War on Women is very real to them.