Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More on Palin

Though by this time any liberal with a pulse can probably point you to at least five articles demonstrating that Sarah Palin is a liar, vindictive, etc (and can probably do an impression of Tina Fey's version of Palin as well), I found Chris Hedge's piece particularly worthwhile. Hedges investigates in some depth Palin's relationship with masculinity and the Christian Right.

An especially rich part is where Hedges talks about James Dobson's reflections on the innate differences between men and women:

For a woman, Dobson writes, love is her most important experience: Love gives woman her "zest," it makes up her "life-blood," it is her primary "psychological need." Love holds less meaning in a man's life than a woman's -- though a man can appreciate love, he does not "need" it.

Surely this tells us more about one particular man than the sex in general.