Sarah the Diva: The Sequel

It’s finally over.  Last Tuesday night, history was made when the United States elected Barack Obama as its next president.

But that doesn’t mean all of our favorite women of the 2008 election are going anywhere anytime soon.  Sarah Palin has been making headlines all week about her clashes with McCain staffers (one even dubbed her a “diva” before the election).  And it seems like our interview-shy Governor Palin has turned over a new leaf.

Since she’s disembarked her plane in Alaska, Sarah Palin has been granting news interviews, many of which have been focused on the new rumors spreading about her.  Among the criticisms were charges that Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent and that she didn’t know the countries that were covered by the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a New York Times article.

Sarah Palin’s response?  They’re “jerks.”  And maybe even sexist.

Check out this video from CNN, where Sarah Palin says the other 49 states have something to learn from Alaska, and that’s gender equality.  I couldn’t agree more with Palin that politics, and even this election, have been dominated by sexism.  Maybe Palin herself would want to rethink some of the comments she made about Hillary Clinton’s “whine” of sexism during the primary?  

Funny that now the media is enemy number one for Sarah Palin these days.

But I also don’t think it’s just a problem of Alaska vs. the rest of the United States.  And I definitely don’t think the problem is just the media.  Instead of name-calling, I think it’s time we find a way to create a dialogue about gender issues in politics.  

And, as for McCains unnamed aides, don’t you think it’s time to give it a break?  The election is over.


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