Palin is the woman who has succeeded in business, and in public office, without succumbing to Hillary Clinton‘s Marxian, redistributionist economic instincts. She is the independent woman who has faced adversity without claiming the status of “victim,” isn’t looking for the government’s “help” in all things, and doesn’t assume victim hood for others, either.
Palin is the “soccer mom” (or, in her case, the “hockey mom”) who is not easily swayed by political ads and clever campaigns, but rather, is resolute in her political views and values.
In short, Palin demonstrates that, today, a woman in America can be all that she wants to be, without being a political or social liberal. She has achieved the expressed goals of “feminism” — independence, stature, equality, influence — without, apparently, hating men and swearing-off motherhood.
As if that isn’t sufficiently confusing, the Palin attributes are all wrapped-up in an attractive package. Palin bluntly defies the stereotype of the “frumpy,” religiously conservative, right-winger mom who gives no care or concern to her physical appearance. She is articulate, poised — and “hot,” in a modest sort of way. She has the “look” that fits on the cover of a grocery store tabloid or glamour magazine, yet she’s an anathema to the worldview represented within its pages.
While Barack contemplates how to “hit back,” the Republican Party needs to seize the day. McCain’s V.P. pick has exposed the Democratic Party’s narrow, exclusionary view of American womanhood. Can the G.O.P. use this moment to its own advantage?
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.
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