Mike Ferguson, the backbencher who would rather give up his seat than defend it against Linda Stender, had this to say about GOP Vice Presidential nominee (tonight, anyway) and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin:
“She’s the governor of a state!” Ferguson cried. “To see her record of accomplishment and see the disdain, elitism, and frankly sexism from folks who see themselves as champions, has been extraordinary for many of us who know what an extraordinary vice-president she’s going to be.”
You’re right, Mike. It’s elitism and sexism to think someone who was Mayor and councilwoman in a town the size of Watchung NJ and governor for 18 months of the third smallest state in the country might not be ready to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency.
Really, this is a pathetic attack line that is intended to insulate a weak candidate.
It is sexism, Mikey, to attack any critique of your candidate as sexism solely because your candidate is a woman. Not one negative story has been about her as a woman, but as a right wing nutcase with very little governing experience.
And it is elitism, Mikey, to attack any critique of your candidate as elitism solely because it is an attack on someone like you. Obviously you consider her elite, like yourself with your rich parents who sent you to the best private schools and funded your first campaign illegally, and thus any attack on her is an attack on you.