[UPDATED] The Underwritten Story of the Campaign.
by canadian gal, Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 05:19:31 PM EST
On C-Span 2s post election Presidential Election Analysis Panel by the Smithsonian Associates. That's how Howard Dean put it. See below.Some key quotes from the video:
Washington doesnt get it. They always get it last. This is the most underwritten story of this campaign by the press by the media.
Women my age, in my generation felt this really acutely. Because they were the ones that suffered all of the indignities that you suffer when you fight to win the battle for equality. As they did.
Nobody understood the agony that women, particularly of my generation, were undergoing about this issue and to this day, it has been swept under the rug and been forgotten because she didnt win.
"We thought we were past all this stuff and we werent. We werent surprised about the degree of racism or lack of it or whatever, that was endlessly examined. We did not examine the fact that we didnt get, we havent gotten nearly as far ahead as we thought we were about equality between the sexes. And that ought to be revisited as a result of what happened.
"and it happened to Sarah Palin too. All the stuff that happened to Sarah Palin, and I know God knows I dont have a lot of sympathy for her political points of view, but a lot of the stuff that happened to her, as she pointed out, would not have happened had she been a man.
Do you think an honest discussion of this topic is possible yet?