Governor Palin is a little upset about double standards
"When I heard Barack Obama state in one of his interviews … that his wife was off limits, meaning, his family was off limits, I naively believed that they respected that … that it applied to all of us, but it didn’t apply."
but you know what would have made it easier? If she was a Democrat.
"Is it political? Is it sexism? What is it that drives someone to believe the worst and perpetuate the worst?" Palin continued.
Palin said her party affiliation likely had something to do with it.
"Had I been chosen perhaps to run as a reformer on the Democratic ticket, you would’ve seen an absolutely different, and I think if you will, a much prettier profile of Sarah Palin and the Palin family," she said.
Palin says she wants to wait until she sees how Caroline Kennedy is treated (and I think was can agree that she’s been getting "kid glove" treatment around these parts) before she makes up her mind about whether Democratic women have it easy. Me, I don’t think she has to. Remember this?
During her introduction of Sen. John McCain at a rally Tuesday, his wife Cindy took a shot at controversial comments recently made by another 2008 spouse.
“I am proud of my country. I don’t know about you? If you heard those words earlier, I am very proud of my country,” Mrs. McCain said while revving up the crowd and introducing her husband.
When asked at a media availability afterward if they were responding to Michelle Obama’s comments Monday that this election is the “first time” she was “really proud” of her country, Sen. McCain deferred to his wife–who reiterated her previous words.
“I just wanted to make the statement that I have and always will be proud of my country,” McCain said.
But I’m sure in the morning she felt really bad about it.
The wife of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain stood behind her initial response to Democratic counterpart Michelle Obama’s comment that for the first time she was “really proud” of her country. She told CNN’s John King that her own remark – that she had “always” been proud of her country – had been a spontaneous response, not a planned attack….
She repeated her defense of her initial reaction in an interview that aired on ABC News Thursday. "I don’t know why [Obama] said what she said,” said McCain. “All I know is that I have always been proud of my country."
Well, it was spontaneous, after all, and Sarah Palin wasn’t around to draw that line yet. Which she she did right up front in her convention speech, where she explained the difference between small town folks and, um, community organizers: