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2nd September 2008 Charles J. Brown
07:28 pm

RNC: Unconscious Sexism

Via Marc Ambinder, here’s a photo the McCain campaign is shopping around today:


Is it me, but shouldn’t this be either

a) a picture of Todd Palin, Laura Bush, and Cindy McCain, or

b) a picture of Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, and John McCain?

And the Republicans are saying that Democrats are sexist?  And that Sarah Palin should be taken seriously?

They’re kinda sorta just maybe almost definitely undermining their own case here.

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  1. 1 On September 2nd, 2008, You're an idiot. said:

    So a woman talking to two other women with no men present is automatically “sexist”? What about the right to same-sex conversation? Everything’s sexist if you’re trained to see sexism everywhere.

  2. 2 On September 2nd, 2008, jmm said:

    Have you read Susan Faludi’s book, The Terror Dream. This photo represents what America is compelled to protect–pretty white women. It is sending a message right to the heart of the American psyche.

  3. 3 On September 7th, 2008, You're the Idiot, Not Charlie said:

    DUH. It’s not that they’re all WOMEN, timbo. Remember the Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong”? Charlie means that the RNC unconsciously lumped all the women together as though they were the same when they’re NOT. What we have there is one candidate, 2 wives of. So to be consistent in a pertinent way (political status) rather than a NON-pertinent way (sex), there should be a shot of all politicians (Sarah, George and John) or all spouses (Todd, Laura and Cindy). That’s why it’s sexist. Get it now?

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