Biden: Palin is a 'Backwards' Step for Women

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Sep 09, 2008 9:44 AM
Sarah Palin acknowledged that Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton broke political headway for women, but Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden isn't returning the favor. He says Palin is "backward" for women. He doesn't say she's "backward" on any particular issue, only that he assumes her thoughts are a carbon-copy of President Bush and John McCain's and well, they're just "backward," too.  I guess a pretty little woman like her just takes her orders from the big boys. Ha.

Roll the tape, transcript below:

REPORTER:Do you think if she does win it would be a step forward for women

BIDEN:Well, look. I think the issue is what does Sarah Palin think, what does she believe? I assume she thinks and agrees with the same policies that George Bush and John McCain think and that's obviously a backwards step for women.