They don’t get it.
I said earlier to a colleague or two that I had this awkward feeling earlier today, the kind of feeling I had when George Allen’s campaign started attacking Jim Webb for writings against women in combat. We, of course, agreed with most of what he had written on the issue. For a conservative to start crying sexism was ridiculous. Please don’t follow that lead, McCain-Palin 2008. I’m heartened, as I noted in my piece today, that Palin hasn’t taken up the sexism whine herself. Based on her past comments, I don’t imagine she will. And I’d like to believe she cringed, too, when she watched the “lipstick” ad.