South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate ” whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
The Democratic party once held itself up proudly as the party that recognized and saluted achievements by women. But Sarah Palin seems to be the cultural touchstone that shows how people really view gender equity. And for Carol Fowler and many other Democrats, Sarah Palin can be reduced to a statement about abortion. Mother, small business owner, Mayor, Governor, reformer — none of it matters because she stands in the way of Democrats gaining power.
This is not your mother’s Democratic party. For any real feminists left in the Democratic party — don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
By the way, for those who may be wondering, Carol Fowler is the wife of former DNC Chair Don Fowler, who recently expressed such delight that New Orleans was about to get hit with another hurricane. Is it lack of empathy or political desperation that’s led them to say such twisted things?