Life is good. The Lucifer Effect is fascinating. The Palin controversy (the trooper story, daughter's pregnancy, links to secessionist party) is at times amusing and at times worrisome. While I think for a party steeped in "values" the pregnancy certainly seems to be a blow against that image - a potential hypocrisy, considering Palin's defense and support of abstinence education - I think Obama has set a nice example for everyone by taking the high road, as I expect McCain would do in a similar situation, and I'm going to follow that example, especially considering my own family history. I may not like the GOP, but I respect both the candidates in this election and I'm glad for the most part they seem to be respectful (relatively speaking). The trooper incident is intriguing but it'll take a while before we know more about that, so I'm not going to waste too much time on it. The secessionist party issue is very worrisome, but again, I want to see more on this.
Something that REALLY irritated me:In which Fiorina accuses Dems of sexism.
This charge really aggravated me. Senator Obama questioned Palin's ability to manage and lead; NOWHERE did he reference her sex or make a derogatory comment on her capabilities as a woman. NOWHERE. The GOP has questioned Obama's experience and ability to lead: is that racist? No, it's simple politics. And then Biden's remark about Palin being prettier than him - it's a harmless joke. "Harmless" jokes can become dangerous, yes, but this wasn't. It was a light-hearted comment and no malice was intended.
Stop comparing Governor Palin and Senator Clinton. They are nothing alike. I believe Clinton did suffer from sexism in her campaign - as I believe Obama has occasionally suffered from latent racism - but this is nothing like that. Senator Clinton is qualified to lead this country. Governor Palin is not. Crying "wolf" like this is only trivializing this issue, something that we cannot afford at this critical juncture, in my (apparently not very) humble opinion. By making this just another issue you're playing to the prejudices of a historically sexist society. Stop it and focus on the issues. We can't afford such irresponsibility from a woman many see as a leader.