Though the GOP refers to Palin as yet another crack in the glass ceiling, Palin is really a support beam for that ceiling.
Palin makes no apologies for her belief system. Unless the mother’s health is in jeopardy, she believes that a woman should be forced to carry the child to term.
The number of people using this pregnancy as a tactic to shame Bristol, and her mother Sarah, speak volumes about how we understand motherhood.
Seeing this support for Palin should give every feminist a feeling of warmth and solidarity, unless of course you are a woman of colour, or, more specifically, an African American woman.
There is the idea that nominating Palin reaches out to the conservative religious types—but are arch-conservative Christians going to like having a woman in power?
What will it be like when you take profoundly experienced Joe Biden and pit Sarah Palin up against him in a debate? How will the foreign policy section of that debate go?