Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Is Palin picking up Dan Quayle's anti-single-mom torch?

Purported quote from Palin's new book:
"When it comes to raising good citizens, all 'lifestyle choices' are not created equal." Governor Palin notes this in the context of the Murphy Brown and Dan Quale debacle two decades ago
If accurate, I hope that kind of backwards, conservative, social tone-deafness works out as well for her as it did for Mr. Quayle.


The Mound of Sound said...

Ah, isn't her own spawn, Bristol, a single-mom?

Audrey II said...

@MoS: What of this internal consistency thing you speak about? Sounds kind of elitist to me. And now you're attacking Palin's family? Have you leftists no shame?

Your bias against the Palins is palpable. The expectation that dog-whistle populist rhetoric actually be tenable or reflected in one's own action is just an excuse to attack every-day-Americans. Why do you hate every-day-Americans?

[/populist-persecution-schtick] ;)

On a serious note, I think you've identified the problem with mindlessly regurgitating catch-phrases and dogma without seriously considering their implications.

The Mound of Sound said...

I don't fear Palin. Actually I might not mind seeing her as president. With America's "bought and paid for" Congress, the American people have been dying the death of a thousand cuts. Gradualism has allowed a merger of corporate and government power and an incremental drive to oligarchy. Maybe they need a Palin to drop in their laps to open their eyes.

Audrey II said...

I see your point, but at the same time, the thing that sticks out in my mind is that George W. Bush didn't open sufficient numbers of eyes, which makes me wonder if we're dealing with a permanently comatose electorate.

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