Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is against a lot of things. She opposes legislation to strengthen women’s’ rights in the workplace, wants to outlaw abortion, voted no on more funding for schools, and voted no — twice — on SCHIP, which would have provided health insurance to two to four million children. One of her biggest boosters is Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-feminist crusader.
So it was rather strange to see Bachmann take up for women on Larry King last night, where she appeared on a panel with James Carville.
Carville argued that Sarah Palin was unqualified to be either vice president or president. He made no mention of her gender and in no way suggested that Palin’s sex had anything to do with her qualifications or obvious lack of them.
Bachmann responded that women would find Carville’s argument “demeaning”. Really?
Isn’t it actually demeaning to women, women’s rights, and the equal rights movement to cry sexism where none exists? Doesn’t it demean women for Michele Bachmann to use the suffering of actual victims of sexism — women for whom she has previously had no sympathy — solely to escape an argument she can’t win?
I agree with Jed. Round one to Carville.
Incidentially, Bachmann only decided to run for Congress after God told her to. She’s a fool….a fool for Christ, that is.
Oh and remember Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman living in a persistent vegitative state? Bachmann, a non-doctor who lives in Minnesota diagnosed her as “healthy.”