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September 02, 2008

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Jen

I'd like to see a lot more civility in this election too, and a lot more awareness that as Democrats, we should walk our talk and support working women like Palin (though probably not vote for them!) and their right to make their own choices. I'm more annoyed with the bad behavior of Democrats than Republicans just because I'm silly enough to expect better from them. I found Maureen Dowd's latest column especially disheartening because of the way she attacked Palin specifically as a mother (criticism about how she dresses, her status as a nursing mother) and I usually love her columns.

I am fearing that just like Mondale, the selection of Palin might be a way to offload blame for a loss onto the risky pick of a woman for vice president, rather than allowing McCain to take the fall for being the very flawed candidate that he is. Hoping very hard, though, that the outcome is a loss. Wish that men didn't, as Dowd said, "only pick women as running mates when they need a Hail Mary pass."

Cynthia Samuels

Thanks to you both. Karoli I also read your "Fierce Urgency of Now" post [http://politics.drumsnwhistles.com/2008/08/the-fierce-urgency-of-now/] which was increidbly moving.
Michelle right back at you -- and loved seeing you in the WSJ.

Karoli

I agree. I wrote a blog post today saying essentially the same thing here http://politics.drumsnwhistles.com/2008/09/palin-heres-my-take/

Democrats make a huge miscalculation and political error if they make their opposition to Palin personal. It has to be done at a party level, attacking their efforts to hijack family values for their own gain. If they continue down the road of personal attacks and superiority, they will lose an opportunity to reframe the debate on their terms.

Michelle Lamar

Amen! Cheers! Wonderful! I am posting your post and the wise words of Richard C. Harwood. Your final words were the best----IT IS HOW YOU SAY IT. Once again, you are a voice of reason and compassion. You rock.

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