I received this on facebook today and thought you might dig:
Let's make this clear: It is a historic victory for ALL women that Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, has become the first woman to ever appear on a Republican presidential ticket. We congratulate her and applaud the addition of another female voice to the national political debate.
HOWEVER, just because Sarah Palin is a woman does not mean her policies and politics are good for women. In fact, she fits in quite well with More of the Same McCain and the neo-conservative base of the Republican party.
Sarah Palin is anti-choice and a member of the anti-choice Feminists for Life, opposed to gay marriage, in favor of capital punishment, a card carrying member of the NRA, in favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and a favorite of Rush Limbaugh himself. This is not change - it's just more of the same.
John McCain obviously thinks American women are stupid - that women are interchangeable and that they vote on the. basis of sexual anatomy alone. His pick is more tokenizing and sexism from the Republican Party. We want a president and vice president who offer more than failed policies and empty promises.
Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden both have solid records on the issues that are important to American women; they are both solidly pro-choice, they support equal pay and responsible sex education, and environmental legislation that will protect our children from big oil companies. There is only one ticket that stands up for American men and women this election season: Obama/Biden 08.