… and Sarah Palin is not.
It’s true Hillary Clinton put eighteen million cracks in the glass ceiling – but she didn’t do it by showing up one day and pretending that life in Alaska was pretty much akin to living life in a war zone. She paid for those cracks by being called every name in the book, dealing with outright hostility, not only from her opponents but from fellow Democrats and people she thought were her friends, by enduring years of public humiliation and vilification, facing her toughest opponents one on one and inspiring respect in them, by facing down the hate of almost every media personality out there, one on one if necessary, and by becoming the butt of every late night zinger.
Hillary Clinton didn’t put those cracks in the ceiling because she comes equipped with an uterus; she did it because she’s Hillary freakin’ Clinton. If Sarah Palin or any other Republican wants to squeeze into the space she carved out for herself after all these years, then they better be prepared for a lot worse than the innuendo and speculation that’s already begun to emerge:
Sarah Palin was not pregnant with child.
Her sixteen year-old daughter was.
Checking with the Anchorage High School that Bristol Palin attended, reporters were given word that her family had taken Bristol out of school due to contracting infectious mononucleosis. The amount of time Bristol was absent shifts from five to eight months.
Mono can last anywhere from two weeks to three months, but an eight month infection is a freak oddity. Yet it remains a common excuse given by girls in private & Catholic schools around the nation when pregnancy comes into play.
Not to be left behind, an anonymous tipster (unless Little R. Hen is their legal name, in which case I apologize) has already written in to Wonkette saying Palin’s husband has a “John Edwards problem“.
Meanwhile, the rightwing, I understand, is shocked and upset that the party of women-lovers a.k.a. the Democrats should turn vicious so quick on this beauteous mother of many. How is this possible? they ask. Is it not hypocritical? they ask.
I suggest they go back and study Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the reactions it evoked a little more closely for the answers they seek. And if that doesn’t satisfy them, please go back and study the years of the Clinton White House.