Friday, September 5, 2008

Schlafly Creaks

If you only thought Phyllis Schlafly was nothing but a pestilential bigot, you were mistaken: she is also a hypocrite. This is her view of working mothers not currently serving as right-wing governors recently shimmed into the role of John McCain's running mate:

The flight from the home is a flight from yourself, from responsibility, from the nature of woman, in pursuit of false hopes and fading illusions.
Schlafly has now thrown her ardent support behind the McCain-Palin ticket because, apparently, working mother Sarah Palin stands for precisely the sort of Christianist false hopes and fading illusions that get Schlafly out of her crypt every morning.

Neat!

2 comments:

Julia said...

Oh my god. I'm surprised she still has her political career. I'm also wondering why the religious right, which opposes women having careers outside of the household, are applauding Sarah Palin. Ugh, the hypocrisy never ends.

Dale said...

Julia, sadly, yes. She still exists.

I don't get the appeal of Sarah Palin, but I do wonder how lasting it is, and I wonder how deep it is in the first place. She's a dogmatic right winger who happens to be a woman from Alaska. Big deal.