There are times when the best man for the job is a woman, but simply being a woman is not enough.
In the 70s, when radical feminists began burning their bras and demanding the right to break in line, they branded any man who stood up to them as a “male chauvinist pig” – MCP for short.
No one likes to be called names, especially one as unflattering as a mud-laden porker. It wasn’t long before most men simply swallowed their objections to being trampled and stepped aside. A few held their ground and looked upon the MCP label as a badge of honor. There were MCP coffee mugs and various other trinkets one could purchase for these men of character.
Someone gave my husband an MCP towel and he used it proudly. No one could accuse my husband of being against the progress of women. At the time, I was blazing a trail for women sportscasters and he was my strongest supporter. No one could accuse my husband – a small business owner – of being unfair to his women employees. He wasn’t about to let the a few angry feminists tell him who he could hire or promote. He simply chose the best person for each and every job.
It has long been a source of curiosity as to how a few demanding, finger-wagging, radical feminists have managed to strike terror into the hearts of so many of our elected representatives and cause them to vote for things they know seve no useful purpose, waste taxpayer funds and may actually be bad for the country.
Many of these radical feminists have been promoted to icon status by males in the media who worship at their feet. The condescending attitude shown by of some of these same broadcasters and reporters toward Governor Palin – a true feminist – is appalling! Their feeble attempts to gloss over the accomplishments of the chief executive of our largest state would make any impartial observer snicker. Yes, the real MCPs are alive and well, they’ve just been hiding!
Palin has the kind of experience that is missing in Obama, Biden and McCain. The choice of Palin gives McCain the balance that was needed on the GOP ticket. With McCain’s miliary background and Palin’s executive experience, they make a powerful combination.
On the Democrat side, you have two career politicians who do not have enough experience between them to run a company or a state, much less a country. For all their talk about national defense, there is not one ounce of military experience between them! Yes, Biden is the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, but don’t let that fool you. It is not a position one attains on merit but seniority.
Once elected to Congress, our lawmakers are in a little bubble where they are protected and coddled. Yes, they travel on the public dime and they are wined and dinned by heads of state but that doesn’t mean a thing!
Palin selection was not based on her years on the job, but what she has accomplished during those years she ran a city and a state. I do not worry about whether Governor Palin knows the exact location of every country in the world or its head of state, any more than I worry about whether John McCain’s strong suit is reading spread sheets or profit and loss statements.
McCain and Palin (like all chief executives) will have advisors on each and every issue and I am confident that they will choose advisors who will serve our national interest and no other interest. If they discover that one of them is slacking off or serving a self interest, they will fire them!
Once elected to public office, most politicians are infected with “terminal niceness.” They cover for each other. They won’t eliminate useless, ineffective programs or people. In short, they won’t fire anybody. They keep a lot of deadwood on the job and a lot of that deadwood is corrupt.
John McCain has a proven record as a reformer and so does his running mate. McCain often jokes that he would never be voted “Miss Congeniality” by his colleagues. Sarah Palin won that title as a young woman in a beauty contest. However, she was known as “Sarah the barracuda” on the basketball court and that handle has stayed with her because of her willingness to take on the establishment and clean up corruption.
Governor Palin, is not a good choice. She is a great choice!
And, to all the men in the media who won’t give this woman her due, don’t look now boys but your MCP snouts are showing!