Palin Hits Clinton's "Whine"
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 04:21:44 PM EDT
If John McCain believes that he can wipe away his large deficit among female voters by appealing to disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters through the pick of Sarah Palin, he might have to think again. Take a look at Palin talking about the "perceived whine" emanating from Clinton:
Ben Smith writes that "Palin clearly sympathizes with Clinton but also says that Clinton does herself and other women a disservice with the 'perceived whine' about tougher media coverage." This isn't exactly the kind of empathetic talk that the McCain campaign is trying to put forward at this juncture. While in reality the number of "PUMAs" is greatly overstated -- I believe there were just three dozen of them who managed to march on Denver this past week -- those Clinton supporters who are at least a bit reluctant to support Barack Obama at this juncture aren't likely to jump ship just because the extreme right, anti-abortion politician added to the Republican ticket who also happened to hit Hillary Clinton for whining is a woman.