Obama’s Token Palin

Posted on Sun 09/07/2008 by



Andrew Bolt

The Left blasted John McCain for his ”cynicism” in picking running mate Governor Sarah Palin as his token woman. But speaking of the cyncial use of a token woman you’d never actually pick on her merit:

In a strange twist of logic, the Obama campaign is touting the woman they passed over as the woman they need to beat the woman the other guy picked.

The New York Times reports that “Mrs. Clinton’s campaign event in Florida, her first for Mr. Obama since the Democratic convention, will serve as a counterpoint to the searing attacks and fresh burst of energy that Ms. Palin injected into the race with her convention speech on Wednesday, Obama aides said.”

So, let’s get this straight. They didn’t choose her and her 18 million voters to put on the ticket. They gave the VP spot to Joe Biden. But now that Sarah Palin has arrived on the political scene, they’re promoting Hillary as the female answer to the Republican VP nominee. Awkward, to say the least.
And as one female democratic strategist tells me, don’t think that Hillary hasn’t noticed.

(Via Jules Crittenden, who has more.)

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Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.