Supporting Women

So, apparently Sarah Palin was in California campaigning for McCain and herself. One of her reasons to support the Republican ticket was, we’re told, because “there’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.” (She was allegedly [mis]quoting Madeleine Albright, although I’ve been unable to find the original quote anywhere online…yet.) In other words, if you’re a woman and you don’t vote for the McCain/Palin ticket, you’d better be packing for warmer climes. (Goodness knows what would happen to a woman who supported neither Palin nor H. Clinton.)

I’d just like to go on the record as saying that I support other women – I support other women by voting against politicians of any gender who would make this country a worse place for the majority of American women, and I support other women by voting against a female candidate who will inevitably give political/ambitious women a bad name. I don’t think of Palin as a female candidate – I think of her as a terrible candidate.

P.S. No, I don’t read the Huffington Post – it’s a link-chain sort of thing. (Come on – do you really think I have time to read ANY of this stuff? That’s why I married a political geek, to keep me updated on this sort of thing.)