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Palin-Haters: You’re Acting Like Douchebags

For that half of the country for whom eviscerating Palin has become a recreational obsession, a wake-up call is needed: political humor has tipped into completely classless tribal behavior. Following in the daily example set by Keith Olberman’s relentless political … Read More

By / October 23, 2008

For that half of the country for whom eviscerating Palin has become a recreational obsession, a wake-up call is needed: political humor has tipped into completely classless tribal behavior. Following in the daily example set by Keith Olberman’s relentless political tirades, a Park Slope hair salon hosted a Democratic fundraising event entitled "Updos for Obama," in which women made donations in exchange for Palin-style haircuts.

"When you look at what it is to be a feminist in today’s culture and specifically in New York, her nomination can be such a betrayal," said one woman at the Park Slope event.

Betrayal? Really? Why? Because her views differ from those of the catty liberals of Park Slope? These women aren’t responding to Sarah Palin, they are reacting against the caricature of Sarah Palin they see on TV.

The necessity of political satire to check the power public figures hold over our celebrity-obsessed polity is not in question. But we’ve reached a point in which we’ve transcended satire and degenerated into an uncivilized atmosphere where any kind of dialogue is impossible.

Yes, Palin is an attractive woman. Yes, it appears that she is completely nuts (the creationism, the retarded kid, etc). And yes, she is a Republican. But seeing Palin’s nomination as a betrayal to feminist values is just as shitty as referring to Barack Obama an ‘Uncle Tom’ because he doesn’t roll with 50 and sell weed.

So take a look at yourselves in the mirror, women of Park Slope; you may also notice that your new ‘do looks great, just like Sarah Palin.

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