The figures are in and, quite frankly, it figures - Men are swayed by figures.
62% of men surveyed by CNN have a favorable opinon of Sarah Palin while only 53% of women feel the same way. Fifty-seven percent of male respondents said Palin was qualified, 14 points higher than women. A majority of women polled, 55 percent, said Palin is not qualified.
Overall, 50 percent of all respondents think Palin is qualified to serve as president, compared with 70 percent who see the Democratic nominee for vice president, Sen. Joe Biden, as qualified.
I don't understand it, but there it is.
Men are also more likely to think Sarah Palin is being treated unfairly.
So, I never thought I utter these words, but here they are:
We really CAN do it. We really CAN get the best person elected. We've got the numbers and we've got the voices and we've got the, dare I say it, EXPERIENCE.
Women know women. There's a reason that women are less trustful of a woman who self-professes to be a hockey-mom/barracuda/pit bull with lipstick.
We are smart enough and experienced enough to question the judgement of a woman 36 weeks pregnant with leaking water who decides it's safe to travel 10+ hours on a plane and in an automobile. We are smart enough and experienced enough to know that women place their unborn children above everything - and if the unborn child is placed lower than self - there's a problem with priorities.
Regardless of it's "fairness" it's a fact. Being able to prioritize is an important aspect of both motherhood and presidency. If you can't do it in one you probably aren't going to be too good at doing it in another.
We are intelligent enough to know that there's a line which needs to be drawn between your personal life and your public life. We are intelligent enough to question how well a person can draw that line when she fires a man for not firing her brother-in-law. We are wise enough to know that we are not the only ones who feel that way - we are level headed enough to know that there is an active investigation going on into the matter. Those of us who've been around also know that, as a rule, where there's smoke there's fire.
We instinctively recognize bullshit and it's not far removed from mooseshit. We understand that Sarah Palin supported the Bridge to Nowhere long enough to get herself elected and to collect a big fat check for her state before she was smart enough to distance herself from it. We are wise enough to know she still spent the money she collected.
We, girlfriends, are smart. All of us - old, young, and in-between - black, white, brown and yellow - rich, poor and middle-class - enducated and uneducated.
We, girlfriends, are smart because we rule!!!
Get out there - read, read, read. Study the facts, seek the truth, trust your instincts. We'll get a woman in office one of these days. Let's make sure it's the right one.
We've waited all these lifetimes. We can wait 4 more years. Chosing the wrong woman would be a disaster. John McCain is basing his whole election on the mistaken belief that women are interchangable Barbie Dolls. John McCain decided that if he put a woman on his ticket that women voters would flock to his side. John McCain chose the wrong woman - tell him so. Tell him he seriously underestimated our intelligence, our ability to judge, our morality and our power.