You know, the Republicans tried really hard to fix everything just right for Sarah Palin to take her first-ever question from an actual member of the American public. They shut down public access to the “town hall” in Grand Rapids so that people in the town weren’t welcome to come. They made it a ticketed event, distributing tickets exclusively through Republican Party offices.
The one thing they couldn’t control was their candidate.
Sarah Palin faced this simple request yesterday:
Give us some details and examples of your strategies and plan for economic empowerment for women.
Sarah Palin: Well first let me take a shot at that, and I’ll tell ya, I’m a product of Title IX in our schools, where equal education and equal opportunities in sports really helped propel me into the—I guess into the position that I’m in today where…
John McCain: Could I mention she was a point guard on a state championship basketball team?
Sarah Palin: Sports were very, very important to me growing up, you know just learning about self discipline and healthy competition and about what it takes to win and even how to graciously lose sometimes. But how to win, that’s what it teaches ya. Now, I was a product of Title IX where legislation allowed that equal opportunity. Now if we have to still keep going down that road to create more legislation, to get with it in the 21st century, to make sure that women do have equality especially in the work place, then we’re there because we understand that in this age we have all got to be working together. I respect you so much that you are a Democrat recognizing that John McCain and me as a team of mavericks understand where you’re coming from, and we can work together on these issues. But yup, equality for women, for all, that’s going to be part of the agenda and I thank you for that question.
“Details and examples of your strategies and plan for economic empowerment for women”?
1. Sports are great.
2. Let girls and women play sports.
3. Let’s work together and stuff.
4. John McCain and me are mavericks.
Drill, baby, drill.