Republicans may have thrown Sarah Palin a grand old party last night, but Americans can see through the bluster, Gloria Steinem opines in the Los Angeles Times. “This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need,” the feminist writes.
Palin, who “shares nothing but a chromosome” with Hillary Clinton, rejects reproductive rights and stem-cell research, disbelieves global warming, and believes in "abstinence-only" programs. “I defend her right to be wrong,” Steinem adds, saying John McCain is the real culprit. "He may have chosen Palin out of change-envy, or a belief that women can't tell the difference between form and content, but the main motive was to please right-wing ideologues."