Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sarah Palin as Brown-Shirt Betty Boop?

Andrew Sullivan on "Palin vs Feminism"

One day, Camille Paglia will, I think, be embarrassed by this. What I think has happened to some otherwise very brilliant and perceptive people is that they have become so hostile to "liberal pundits" or "Hollywood liberals", that their reactions are really reactions not to Palin herself but to those criticizing her and the selection of her. These people are anti-anti-Palin and if forced to be pro-Palin, they'd have a very hard time explaining it. Actually, Camille is pro-Obama, so she doesn't have to go that far. But just because liberals are annoying and Hollywood liberals make you want to vomit doesn't mean Palin is qualified to be vice-president. Look: Tim Robbins is about the only person who could make me support McCain. But I'm not stupid enough to let my loathing of idiotic Hollywood liberals affect my judgment of this farce of a veep candidate.

I don't think Palin is dumb; she is just proudly ignorant, a cynical opportunist and a pathological liar. "

Read the whole article on The Atlantic

I agree with Andrew. Camille Paglia is not stupid. She is an intelligent, well-read woman with a bizarre set of fetishes and an over valourized sense of herself as this 'kid-gloves off', 'no-holds barred' sort of iconoclastic 'feminist' who can take the 'man's world' by the balls with pride. Unfortunately, her rebellion if often at the expense of ... Read Moreintellectual consistency and the rebel feminist image she tries so desperately to create for herself is almost as full of bullshit as Sarah Palin herself, the only difference is that Ms. Paglia is far more intelligent, even if deeply confused.

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