The McCain campaign, keenly aware of the potential of their nontraditional pick, immediately used any criticism of Palin as a sign of sexism.
Come on. Legitimate criticism has been offered against Palin, but there have also been sexist remarks about her fitness to be a mother and a VP (not to mention the terribly unfair remarks about her pregnant daughter). I have yet to hear any McCain folks lump all criticisms into one pile (Palin herself certainly didn’t), and without any corroborating citations, this assertion at the end of the article seems – dare I say it? – less than objective. At the very least it’s sloppy reporting.