While being interviewed by CNN, Sarah Palin’s intellectual choo-choo derailed, as she skipped from discussing sexism to Chris Christie’s extreme weight.
Palin was asked by Jake Tapper about advice should would have for any woman running for president, “She can expect that sexism, but you overcome it. You ignore it. You thicken your skin, you march forward with your agenda, your priorities, what you think is right. Hillary Clinton was mistreated when it came to appearances, when it came to wardrobe – petty, superficial things that the men don’t ever seem to hear much about, but a woman candidate will.”
Tapper brought up the comments Chris Christie hears about his weight, and Palin replied, “That’s because it’s been extreme. So it’s hard for some people not to comment on it.”
Palin has made it obvious that she doesn’t like Chris Christie, but she came so close to almost giving a coherent answer to a question. What she said about the sexism that female candidates face in the media is true. Hillary Clinton was absolutely unfairly treated in 2008. Elizabeth Warren got some of the same treatment when she ran for Senate in 2012.
In contrast to Mrs. Clinton, Sarah Palin has made objectification part of her schtick. Palin has never tried to be taken seriously. She markets herself as some sort of warped tea party sexual fantasy. Sarah Palin has been toxic for equality, and her presence was a setback for women of both parties who want nothing more than to be respected and treated as equals based on their abilities and merits.
Remember this is the same Sarah Palin who promoted sexism by posing in biking shorts while running for vice president, and accused Hillary Clinton of whining when Mrs. Clinton discussed the sexist element to the media coverage that she received as a candidate.
As Sarah Jones put it, “Palin is the front man for misogynistic policies systematically stripping women of their rights, such as charging for rape kits and being anti-choice and she sells all of this with her body. There’s a word for that and it’s not empowerment.”
Sarah Palin’s jab at Christie was childish. Her point was that Chris Christie is some sort of extreme freak. While I disagree with Christie politically, his struggles with his weight, and his desire to live a healthier life for himself and his family are well documented.
Palin again revealed herself to be the shallow petty mean girl who is incapable of class and decency. Chris Christie’s weight should only matter in terms of his overall health. As long as he is healthy, his weight won’t impact how he does his job.
Sarah Palin was trying to take a shot at Chris Christie, but all she did was reveal herself to be an embarrassingly nasty person who really wants you to buy her rehash ghost written book about the war on Christmas.
Palin is an embarrassment to herself and this country. Any television network that gives her airtime should be ashamed.