Outraged GOP women, including McCain campaign finance chair Carly Fiorina, held a news conference today and blasted the media and democrats who have attacked Governor Palin for sexism.
.....In a comment sent out by the Arizona Republican's aides, adviser Carly Fiorina said she was "appalled by the Obama campaign's attempts to belittle Governor Sarah Palin's experience. The facts are that Sarah Palin has made more executive decisions as a Mayor and Governor than Barack Obama has made in his life. Because of Hillary Clinton's historic run for the Presidency and the treatment she received, American women are more highly tuned than ever to recognize and decry sexism in all its forms. They will not tolerate sexist treatment of Governor Palin."
It's too soon for links (I just heard it on the car radio.) But here is what Peggy Noonan is saying about Sarah.
....Because she jumbles up so many cultural categories, because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way, because she is a woman who in style, history, moxie and femininity is exactly like a normal American feminist and not an Abstract Theory feminist; because she wears makeup and heels and eats mooseburgers and is Alaska Tough, as Time magazine put it; because she is conservative, and pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life; and because conservatives can smell this sort of thing -- who is really one of them and who is not -- and will fight to the death for one of their beleaguered own; because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy.
Byron York at NRO is reporting (speculating?) that some conservatives are going to find Levin Johnston's (Bristol's baby daddy) presence on the stage tonight problematic.
But I have a different take. As the mother of a 17-year old teenager, I think that the presence of the father-to-be sends a strong statement that he is welcome in the Palin family, a place where Momma Sarah and Dad Todd can keep an eagle eye on him, and help mold his values and particularly his parenting style in the future.
It would also make a nice statement tonight if Bristol is wearing a ring on her left fourth finger.