Michael Gerson – noted Bush minion feminist – believes (not surprisingly) that most women are idiots:
Palin is a historic pick — if elected as vice president, she would most likely be America’s first female president. Though the evangelical/hunter/beauty-contest contestant is unlikely to appeal to the hardest core of Hillary’s feminist supporters, she is likely to appeal broadly to most women, who will be undisturbed that she doesn’t fit feminist stereotypes. The left’s main response to Palin’s unconventional background has been to sneer — but a sneer is not an argument. [Emphasis mine]
I don’t understand why this is so hard to understand: the vast majority of women who voted for Senator Clinton did so both because of what she represents and what she stands for. Yes, many Clinton voters were excited to see a woman in the Oval Office, but they were also excited to see a feminist and pro-woman president in the Oval Office. Sarah Palin is on the wrong side of a whole host of issues; not only is she anti-choice, but she’s also opposed to meaningful health care reform, universal pre-K, and comprehensive sex education. Or in other words, Sarah Palin is clearly a terrible choice for Clinton supporters and women in general. And – surprise! – most Democratic women (who voted for Clinton) understand this fact, and are reacting accordingly (by not giving Palin their political support). The fact that Gerson really believes that women will flock to McCain because he chose a woman as his running-mate, only shows how little regard he has for women as rational, thinking adults.