Throughout the election cycle, feminists have highlighted the importance of getting a woman on the ballot. They often said they wanted a woman, regardless of party affiliation. That was an easy argument when Hillary Clinton seemed like the most likely contender. John McCain has stolen their thunder by picking a Republican woman. It took the National Organization for Women (NOW) less than three hours to release a statement against Governor Palin. Part of the statement reads,
Does NOW think that women are not smart enough to recognize their own “self-interest?” What kind of view of women is this? This is a harsh statement from an organization that claims to represent the interests of women.