Saturday, February 27, 2010

Letter to the Editor

In the Wall Street Journal:

Why is it that women are often other women's worst enemies? The attack by Dorothy Rabinowitz on Sarah Palin ("What Sarah Palin Doesn't Know," op-ed, Feb. 18) is but one recent example. Sarah Palin's common-sense opposition to out-of-control government spending and a mounting national debt is a prime reason she has been so successful. She speaks about these issues in a language all can understand.

I was raised during the Great Depression and know what we are in for if we continue down the path President Obama has so eloquently prepared for us. The catchy line in Ms. Palin's tea party speech "How's that hopey-changey thing working out for ya?" may have displeased Ms. Rabinowitz, but it certainly resonated with many Americans.

As for Gov. Palin running for high office at some time in the future, she had more executive experience under her belt at the time of the last election than did Mr. Obama. This fact escaped many media types who could only laud Mr. Obama's eloquence while ignoring what lay below the rhetoric.

It will be difficult for any intelligent, beautiful woman to achieve high office in this country until we get over the idea that feminine beauty, by nature, indicates a vacuous bimbo, while an inexperienced but charming man who speaks eloquently is, by definition, ready to lead this great country.

Muriel Ross
Albuquerque, N.M.

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