Where Have All The Feminists Gone?

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Susan Estrich a democratic political contributor (Who ran the Dukakis campaign) points out in the following article the double standard that Sarah Palin is being subjected to.  I find it amazing that the Democratic Party who has marketed itself as the party for progressive women is now out questioning her ability to serve and be a mother.

For all of their talk and rhetoric about being the political party for women the Dems have done everything possible to push women away this election cycle.  They chose Obama over Clinton in the primaries and then cast her aside by not even seriously considering Clinton for VP.  Now there is an active campaign to discredit Palin for being a working mother.

The hypocrisy of the Democratic Party is why people hate politics.  We finally have a strong, attractive, executive women rise to the pinnacle of American politics and because she is a Republican she is not worthy.

Here is the article from Estrich:

Sarah Palin and the Double Standard

Susan Estrich is the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California. She was Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the first female president of the Harvard Law Review. She is a columnist for Creators Syndicate and has written for USA Today and the Los Angeles Times.

Estrich’s books include the just published “Soulless,” “The Case for Hillary Clinton,” “How to Get Into Law School,” “Sex & Power,” “Real Rape,” “Getting Away with Murder: How Politics Is Destroying the Criminal Justice System” and “Making the Case for Yourself: A Diet Book for Smart Women.”

She served as campaign manager for Michael Dukakis’ presidential bid, becoming the first woman to head a U.S. presidential campaign. Estrich appears regularly on the FOX News Channel, in addition to writing the “Blue Streak” column for FOXNews.com.

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