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Sarah Palin IS a Woman and a Good Mom!
Professor Wendy Doniger: 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's "greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman."
What will a feminut claim next?
The Palin nomination has the Far Left beside itself (which is not a good place to be).
First, Sally Quinn (who quickly and wisely decided to revise and extend her remarks) insisted that Governor Palin's children should bar her from running for vice president.
Then some charged that Palin was really her baby son's grandmother.
Now Professor Doniger is charging Palin is pretending to be a woman.
Since Governor Palin won't bow to the Far Left and stay at home with her children and, perhaps even "worse," didn't abort her fifth child (even though she knew he had Down's syndrome), she's not a good mother or even a woman!
Bulletin for Professor Doniger (O’Flaherty), the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School and a panelist on "On Faith," the religion blog of Washington Post and Newsweek: 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin IS a woman and YOU, not she, are a hypocrite.
Wikipedia: "Wendy Doniger (born November 20, 1940) is an American scholar of history of religion. Much of her work is focused on translating, interpreting and comparing elements of Hinduism through modern contexts of gender, sexuality and identity. From 1978, she has taught at the University of Chicago, where she currently is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Committee on Social Thought."
On September 9, 2008, Professor Doniger posted this message at "On Faith":
" All Beliefs Welcome, Unless They are Forced on Others
"Belief in god, like getting pregnant, is a private matter between consenting adults (or one consenting adult and one or more deities) and is no one else's business. I am on record in this blog (and have not budged an inch) as not objecting to any candidate's religious views.
"But I object strongly when anyone (and especially anyone with political power) tries to take their theology out in public, to inflict those private religious (or sexual) views on other people. In both sex and religion (which combine in the debates about abortion), Sarah Palin's views make me fear that the Republican party has finally lost its mind.
"As for sex, the hypocrisy of her outing her pregnant daughter in front of millions of people, hard on the heels of her concealing her own pregnancy (her faith in abstinence applying, apparently, only to non-Palins), is nicely balanced by her hypocrisy in gushing with loving support of her teenage daughter after using a line-item veto to cut funding for a transitional home for teenage mothers in Alaska.
"Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman. The Republican party's cynical calculation that because she has a womb and makes lots and lots of babies (and drives them to school! wow!) she speaks for the women of America, and will capture their hearts and their votes, has driven thousands of real women to take to their computers in outrage. She does not speak for women; she has no sympathy for the problems of other women, particularly working class women.
"And as for religion, I'd love to know precisely how the Good Lord conveyed to her so clearly his intention to destroy the environment (global warming, she thinks, is not the work of human hands, so it must be the work of You Know Who), the lives of untold thousands of soldiers and innocent bystanders (He is apparently rooting for this, too, she says), and, incidentally, a lot of polar bears and wolves, not to mention all the people who will be shot with the guns that she thinks other people ought to have. An even wider and more sinister will to impose her religious views on other people surfaced in her determination to legislate against abortion even in cases of rape and in her attempts to ban books, including books on evolution, and to fire the librarian who stood against her.
"In dramatic contrast, Barack Obama was right to remark (of the teenage pregnancy) that you should back off from peoples' families, a remark directed ostensibly to press coverage but one that could also, I think, be thrown back at Palin herself: don't humiliate members of your family in order to get elected to public office. And he was right to remark (of the religious implications of abortion), 'I don't presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions.' Of course, it would be hard for Palin to follow this excellent policy, since it's evident that almost her only qualification in the minds of McCain & co.is her family. Moreover, it's hard to square Palin's attitudes to both family privacy and abortion with the shifting policies of McCain himself, who, in 2000, said that any question of his own daughter's pregnancy and/or abortion 'would be a private decision that we would share within our family and not with anyone else,' and who, though describing himself as a 'pro-life' candidate, said he would not ban abortion in the case of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother, nor would he reverse Roe v. Wade.
"Joe Biden's views are most relevant to the question at hand, since, as a Catholic, he shares much of Palin's embryological theology: he believes life begins at conception. But he has gone out of his way to insist that he would not impose his personal views on others, and has indeed voted against curtailing abortion rights and against criminalizing abortion. That is the right answer. It's in the Constitution. It's not in the Bible, or the Qu'ran, or the Bhagavad Gita. It's in the mother-lovin' Constitution."
Professor Doniger is delighted that Biden supports a civil right to end for any reason or no reason what he professes to believe to be an innocent human life.
America was founded on the belief that there are God-given rights to life. liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and Professor Doniger is praising a man for simultaneously denying the right to life to unborn babies and rejecting a fundamental tenet of his claimed faith. If basic religious values should not inform public policy, what should? Hedonism?
Professor Doniger has plenty of praise for the position of Obama (her former colleague at the University of Chicago) on abortion, about whomNational Journal's Stuart Taylor recently wrote: "as an Illinois legislator, Obama opposed (unsuccessfully) a 2003 Illinois bill nearly identical to the federal Born-Alive Infant Protection Act of 2002, which passed the U.S. Senate by 98-0. Both laws require that aborted fetuses that are alive -- even if they are too premature to be ‘viable’ (capable of surviving more than a few hours) -- be given appropriate medical care and treated as full persons under the law. This has opened Obama to criticism by the National Right to Life Committee that his position was so extreme that he considered ‘a breathing, squirming, fully born pre-viable human baby [as] still covered by Roe v. Wade."
Professor Doniger's view that females who are pro-life therefore are not "women" takes elitism to a new level.
Professor Doniger concluded her June 2008 convocation speech at the University of Chicago (titled "Thinking More Critically About Thinking Too Critically") with these words: "The purpose of a great liberal education--and in case you haven't noticed, that is what you have gotten--is to free us not only from our own prejudices but from our prejudices about other people's prejudices, to teach us to see through the walls of both our prisons and theirs. That's what is liberating about 'liberal' education. Above all, it teaches us not just how to criticize but how to praise."
Unfortunately, if Professor Doniger is typical, "liberal" education at the University of Chicago is ugly indoctrination by those who lament "our own shameful American agendas, our relationship with slavery and with the destruction of the native Americans, not to mention our present imperialism."
No wonder Obama is her guy in the upcoming presidential election!
Professor Doniger should be taught instead of teaching.
Perhaps she should read Michael Barone.
Mr. Barone: "For the record, I thought Sarah Palin did fine in the first parts of her ABC interview. Charlie Gibson, surprisingly, misquoted the prayer he asked her about, and she corrected him. I wonder if anyone in mainstream media will ask Barack Obama or Joe Biden about the wording of a prayer or about the sermons they listened to for 20 years? Just asking."
Mr. Barone is right to ask and smart enough not to hold his breath waiting.
Wikipedia: "Michael Barone ...is a conservative American political analyst, pundit and journalist. He is best known for being the principal author of The Almanac of American Politics, a reference work concerning US governors and federal politicians, and published biennially by National Journal. Barone is also a regular commentator on U.S. elections and political trends for the Fox News Channel."
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
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