Awaiting Sarah Palin’s Speech

I’m very excited to hear what Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin has to say to the crowd at the GOP Convention–and to America as a whole–later this evening.

Some food for though, before the speech begins, from New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser:

HOLY hoop skirts: When did the clock tick back to 1958?

When Joe Biden tragically lost his wife and infant daughter in a car wreck in 1972, not a single colleague, friend or competitor advised him to quit his newly won Senate seat to raise his two little surviving sons.

Rather, he was sworn into office from the injured boys’ bedside, and took to commuting an hour and a half each way from Delaware to Washington. And when Biden’s second wife gave birth to a daughter, no one thought to ask him to step aside and stay home.

Peyser’s column continues:

The stupendously sexist New York Times printed a front-page article noting that some unnamed women argue over “whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try.”

Which left the field weirdly clear for Phyllis Schlafly, who helped defeat the Equal Right Amendment – and also ran for Congress while raising six children – to tell the Times, “People who don’t have children, or who have only one or two, are kind of overwhelmed at the notion of five children.”

It’s very true. So much of the liberal rhetoric about Sarah Palin in the last week has been rooted in the very sexism that the Left would have you believe they despise.

If you’re staying awake tonight for Sarah Palin’s speech, or if you go to bed and want to read some commentary in the morning, stay tuned to Twitter posts. (Twitter is a form of micro-blogging.)

Cross-posted at KatieFavazza.com and Examiner.com.

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