After Palin wowed the Republican convention crowd with her speech, CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin lashed out: “I thought, very smug, very sarcastic, very cutting. And you know what? The Republicans had been trying to portray her as a victim for the last couple days. Well, she’s not going to be a victim anymore. She’s going to be a target.”
New York Times columnist David Carr echoed Eleanor Clift in underlining the media’s sexist contempt: “Before Gov. Sarah Palin came flying in from the wilds of Alaska for the Republican convention in St. Paul, there was a lot of sniggering in media rooms and satellite trucks about her beauty queen looks and rustic hobbies, and the suggestion that she was better suited to be a calendar model for a local auto body shop than a holder of the second-highest office in the land.”
Everyone who watches the left-wing media can see that you can be intensely sexist toward Sarah Palin and no one will ever apologize. To them, conservative Blacks aren’t really Black; conservative Latinos aren’t really Latino; and conservative women aren’t really women.
Read the whole thing, although missing from the 2008 flashbacks are Andrew Sullivan’s turn as Professional Uterus Detective, and Naomi Wolf’s hilarious fantasy of Sarah ‘Evita’ Palin and the Rovian Police State.