***Political Post Warning***
Okay, so I told you before that when the Democratic Party was down to three (Clinton, Edwards, Obama) I was happy. I could get behind any of them. I'm not a PUMA (Party Unity My Ass). In fact I think I am the exact opposite. I was ready to back Hillary right up to the moment when I decided she willing to tear apart the party rather than loose the nomination.
And yet there is part of me that go to the Hillary-place and see the story of the Democratic primary as one in which an experienced woman who worked hard and deserved the promotion was pushed aside by the inexperienced golden boy. I've lived it. So many women have. I've gone to meetings where all the women are over-prepared and the men are just barely there -- and they are asked to be chair. I've seen men glide into positions that women don't get because the hard work that was required to get them where they are makes them unfeminine.
I can sympathize with the anger that of boomer women who see one of their own whom they admire get passed aside for a untried boy. I'm not one of those women, but I think I understand them.
And I am trying to find that place this morning. I wonder how they are reacting to McCain's announcement and Sara Palin's speech. Are they more attracted to McCain now that his vice president nominee is an untried girl? Is that all that better? Oh yeah, and she pro-life too! She governs with a baby on her hip. All those boomer women who wanted Hillary to be president, they didn't really care about reproductive rights, or education, or healthcare, or foreign policy.
Right, we justed wanted a girl.
I know there are conservative, pro-life women who were not enthusiastic about McCain who now will be. Fine.
But will the ardent Hillary supports like McCain for this? Or do they feel like I do? I know I am in a pissy mood right now. I've had a hard summer and a difficult morning, but I really want to say, "Congratulations Sara Palin. I'm sure you a wonderful person who has worked hard. I wish good things for you."
And to McCain? "F*ck you."
Like I said, really pissy mood.