Sunday, September 14, 2008

Given Palin her due

Amy Alexander has framed the issue the way more liberals should:

Progressives and feminists who sneer at women unwilling to separate that stimulus-response "I heart ballsy women!" from the business at hand--"Does she have the intellect and experience to be vice president?"--are spinning their wheels. They also conveniently overlook the possibility that Palin's raw ambition is very close to the self-confidence we want to encourage in our daughters. Sarah Palin is a strong woman, and that is good. Her politics, and what they may lead her to create for our democracy... not so much.