Oh, and the other reason why I like Sarah Palin is well-explained in today's Baltimore Sun by Lynette Long:
Yes, policy is important, but who decides and delivers that policy is even more important. Children incorporate many of their perceptions about gender by age 5. Little girls won't understand if Sarah Palin is pro-life or pro-choice, believes in gun control or is a member of the NRA, but they will know the vice president of the United States is a girl - and that alone will alter their perceptions of themselves.
No, I can't fully understand all the considerations that Ms. Long discusses, for the simple biological fact that I am male. However, I am a female chauvinist.
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