Wink, Wink

Friday, October 3, 2008

She winked. Twice. At the camera.

You know who I'm talking about, of course. She Who Must Not Be Named.
She winked. I feel like I'm the only one who noticed this, because in the post-debate analysis and the blogs this morning, no one has mentioned it.

One doesn't wink in a debate! She may as well have walked out in that red, white and blue bikini and said "Okay Boys, who's going to hose me down"!!!!!!!!!!

I'm serious, it was so disgusting.

And the whole thing was a fat slap in the face to all the women in law and politics who have spent ages crafting political personalities and demeanors devoid of sexuality. I guess if you're SWMNBN, then flipping off Hillary Clinton, Sandra Day O'Connor, Nancy Pelosi, Geraldine Ferraro Ruth Bader Ginsberg and countless others is an okay thing to do.

Well, it's not.


Jen said...

Devoid of sexuality? I don't know about that. I think we make Sandra, Hillary and the others you named, unsexy--but that's the media's spin on strong women. So I don't necessarily agree that they themselves seek to craft that personna.

kat said...

I suppose "devoid of sexuality" wasn't the best way to phrase it. What I meant was that their professional, political personae don't trade in sexuality or the traditional trappings of "sexy-ness." It's because they're serious professionals, of course, and want to present themselves as such.

I didn't realize that there was another way to be when, you know, trying to run the country, until Palin came out on stage and winked and did the "oh poor me, I'm just a outsider....and a woman too...dontcha just think I'm cute" bit. It made me rather sick to my stomach.

Anonymous said...

A woman called into KGO radio and said Palin wasn't winking, but had a "hair malfunction"---a bit of hair that kept catching in her eyelash. And that during an off-camera moment, someone dashed up on stage and fixed it with a bit of double-stick tape. Shoulda stuck the tape on her mouth!

kat said...

Um, no. I don't buy that. She winked once at the very beginning and another time at the end. Very deliberately, and not in a twitchy "I've got hair in my eye" kind of way.

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