Palin Energizing Women

by NeW Staff on September 10, 2008 · 0 comments

The Washington Post has an interesting article about Palin's effect on women, "Palin Energizing Women From All Walks of Life."

The article begins,

"LEBANON, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Susie Baron is a Republican, a mother of two and a home-schooler. She voted for Mike Huckabee in the Ohio primary, but now -- because of Sarah Palin -- she thinks she is part of something much bigger.

'I wouldn't even call it a Palin movement, I'd call it a sleeping giant that has been awakened,' Baron, 56, said at a rally here Tuesday. She described its members as a silent majority of women in Middle America who 'are raising our families, who work if we have to, but love our country and our families first.'

'And until now, we haven't had anyone to identify with,' Baron said, adding that traditional feminist groups such as the National Organization for Women do 'not represent me.'"

I liked the comparison to a Hillary Clinton rally.

"But this event was more reminiscent of the Clinton campaign earlier this year: Mothers held their young daughters on their shoulders to catch a glimpse of Palin. Women held up pro-Palin signs and wore 'I Love Sarah' stickers. One sign read 'Working Mom 4 Palin.'  Another: 'Strike Oil with Sarah.' And another: 'Outspoken Conservative Moms for Palin.'"

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