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Why So Mad About Sarah?

Byron York looks at the wave of remarkably vituperative commentary aimed at Sarah Palin by the lefty commentariat.  He concludes that "[T]hese commentators believe that Palin is so unremarkable, so ordinary, so unaccomplished that her elevation to a national ticket can only be attributed to John McCain’s cynical political calculations."   And he notes perceptively that there's a big difference between "common" and "the common touch."
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But there's more going on here than simply the yowl of wounded meritocrats.  In fact, Sarah Palin presents an existential threat to liberal ideology -- which holds that in order to be truly liberated and powerful, women must have every kind of abortion right imaginable.  That women are struggling uphill in a sexist and unfairly capitalist society -- where government is required to level the playing field and enforce true "equality" between the sexes.  She's a walking rebuke to the victimology that's the left's stock in trade.

To see a woman -- and a Republican woman, at that! -- breaking all the "glass ceilings" without the help of the government or the approbation of the feminist establishment is just too much.  It's a threat to their world views (not to mention to the Democrat Party).  It suggests that government isn't always the answer . . . and that the self-appointed spokesmen for women's rights aren't just wrong -- they're irrelevant.

Hence, the venom.

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