Sunday, October 05, 2008

Coffee Cups and Double Standards

Sarah Palin points out that Starbucks considered it politically correct to put a wrathful quote on a coffee cup because it was said by a prominent liberal Democrat.

They're all atwitter on the left over at the Huffington Post. Sarah Palin received the personal endorsement Shelly Mandell, the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the N.O.W., at large rally in Carson, California.

The left's critique: in accepting the endorsement, Palin recounted "The Quote of the Day" from Madaline Albright that appeared on a Starbucks coffee cup the day before. Palin read it as "There's a place in hell reserved for women who don't support other women."

As it turns out, "The Way I See It #287" quote on the back of the Starbucks cup was "There's a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women."

Whether the word "support," as opposed to "help," significantly implies political adherence, as some commentators suggest, I'll leave to the reader. Likewise with respect to Albright's Church Lady-like use of the word "special" to describe a place in Hell.

As Palin said immediately afterward:
Okay, now thank you so much for receiving that well. I didn't know how that was gonna go over. And now, California, let's see what a comment like I just made, how that is turned into whatever it'll be turned into tomorrow in the newspaper.
Lost on the left, however, is the curious double standard and the humorous way Palin was pointing it out. Here was Albright, the highest ranking woman ever in a Democrat administration, being celebrated by Starbucks for invoking more religious fervor and vengeance to support her own version of feminism than Palin has ever mustered on any issue herself. Starbucks considered it politically correct to put Albright's wrathful quote on a coffee cup because it was said by a prominent liberal Democrat

As Palin said, "let's see what a comment like I just made, how that is turned into whatever it'll be turned into tomorrow in the newspaper."

1 Comments:

Anonymous CA NOW said...

California NOW has issued a statement reaffirming support for Obama/Biden and repudiating Shelly Mandell's support of Palin.

12:51 AM  

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