Uncategorized — September 15, 2008 at 10:10 pm

The Depths of Lame


Female McPalin surrogate and expert on sexism in politics, Carly Fiorina was asked today about the stupendous Saturday Night Live skit featuring Tina Fey as Governor Palin and Amy Pohler as Senator Clinton.

Here’s what she said:

INTERVIEWER: You are the first person from the McCain campaign I can ask, what did you think of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin?

FIORINA: Well, I think that she looked a bit like her. I think that, of course, the portrait was very dismissive of the substance of Sarah Palin, and so in that sense, they were defining Hillary Clinton as very substantive, and Sarah Palin as totally superficial. I think that continues the line of argument that is disrespectful in the extreme, and yes, I would say, sexist in the sense that just because Sarah Palin has different views than Hillary Clinton does not mean that she lacks substance. She has a lot of substance.

You got that boyz and girlz? It’s sexist to portray Hillary Clinton (a woman) as having lots of substance and to portray Sarah Palin (a woman) as … not. See, I always thought that sexism is when you treat women different from men in a negative or unfair way. I, clearly, was wrong. Sexism, apparently, is when you say something unflattering against female Republicans.

Color me corrected.

I’m just sayin’…