"As a cold political calculation, I could not be more pleased. She has excited and energized our base. She is a direct counterpoint to the liberal feminist agenda for America."
- John McCain, on Fox News, explaining why he picked Sarah Palin as his VP nominee.
Well, I have to agree with him on at least one point - it clearly was a cold political calculation. (Granted, you rarely hear politicians admitting that sort of stuff out loud, so kudos to him for his honesty.)
But it is startling that he thinks insulting the women of America, many of whom actually believe in silly little things like, oh, I don't know, wanting to decide what to do with their body, will somehow help the Republican party, which is already plummeting in popularity among female voters.