"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Who Said This One?

OK boys and girls...no cheating and using google.

"When liberals come off as childish, raving loonies, the right wing gains. I am still waiting for substantive evidence that Sarah Palin is a dangerous extremist. I am perfectly willing to be convinced, but right now, she seems to be merely an optimistic pragmatist like Ronald Reagan, someone who pays lip service to religious piety without being in the least wedded to it. I don't see her arrival as portending the end of civil liberties or life as we know it...Now that's the Sarah Palin brand of can-do, no-excuses, moose-hunting feminism -- a world away from the whining, sniping, wearily ironic mode of the establishment feminism represented by Gloria Steinem, a Hillary Clinton supporter whose shameless Democratic partisanship over the past four decades has severely limited American feminism and not allowed it to become the big tent it can and should be. Sarah Palin, if her reputation survives the punishing next two months, may be breaking down those barriers. Feminism, which should be about equal rights and equal opportunity, should not be a closed club requiring an ideological litmus test for membership. "

Maybe, as in the words of D.O.M., I'll even give a craptastic prize to the winner.
Answer posted tomorrow.

11 comments:

tiffany1377 said...

I know, I know! Unfortunately, I only know because I cheated. I was really curious to read more, so I went against the rules and googled it. At least I'm not claiming to be brilliant. It was very interesting to read though, so thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

Tiffany, LOL. Thanks for not cheating "out loud". Good giggle for me though. Hope to see you again soon.

Lauren said...

Tiffany -- would like to read your blog. Please let me know how I can do that. Thanks.

Chat Blanc said...

super cool quote, love that last line, but I have NO idea who said it. maybe I should start reading more news and fewer cat blogs. hehe! ;)

leezee52 said...

Hi,
I've been busy running around lately and the holidays are coming next week so blogging maybe a little sparse. I have a few weeks worth of posts that will be on auto. I haven't read about Sarah Palin yet but I will get to it. She seems very nice and very smart.

Lee :)

Da Old Man said...

I have no idea,and I'm way too lazy to google anyway.
But it is amazing that the feminist movement arouse because women were excluded.
Now, they do all they can to redefine it and make it exclusionary.

Lauren said...

Chatty, you're gonna be surprised tomorrow. Do you want to even take a guess?

Lee, Glad to see you here, anytime.

D.O.M., You're one of the most UNlazy people I think I know...who ya kidding. But glad you are not cheating.

Any guesses???

Jessica said...

Hmm, I don't know. Seems you have been posting like crazy since I've been gone. :)

Lauren said...

Jess, or just going crazy. HAHA!

tiffany1377 said...

Sorry! I have my blog set to private b/c I don't really have it set up yet. I am new to this and hope to have it running before long. I'll let you know when it's up!!

tiffany1377 said...

Okay, I finally got it up. Please ignore all the original cheesy posts :)