My liberal-leaning lesbian friend is not the only feminist backing the McCain-Palin ticket.Â In yesterdsy’s San Francisco Chronicle, Tammy Burce writes that the Alaska Governor “offers something even more compelling” to the GOP ticket than bridging the “enthusiasm gap” for conservatives and indepedents:
a chance to vote for a someone who is her own woman, and who represents a party that, while we don’t agree on all the issues, at least respects women enough to take them seriously.
Tammy finds that Hillary voters can:
now look across the aisle and see a woman who represents everything the feminist movement claimed it stood for. Women can have a family and a career. We can be whatever we choose, on our own terms. For some, that might mean shooting a moose. For others, perhaps it’s about shooting a movie or shooting for a career as a teacher. However diverse our passions, we will vote for a system that allows us to make the choices that best suit us. It’s that simple.
She finds that attempts to undermine this strong woman have strengthened her appeal:
the Democratic Party and its nominee have created the powerhouse that is Sarah Palin, and the party’s increased attacks on her (and even on her daughter) reflect that panic.
In sum, while Tammy disagrees with some of Palin’s positions, particularly on abortion, she is, by and large, impressed with the pick.
As with most things by that gun-toting Angeleno lesbian, I recommend you just read the whole thing.Â And make sure to check the comments.Â Seems Tammy has upset a few people.Â Par for the course for a smart woman who doesn’t mince her words when speaking (or writing) publicly.