Thursday, May 2, 2013

Another bad case of conservative foot-in-mouth disease

Thomas Sowell, in The American Spectator, asks the question, "Is Thinking Obsolete?"

Judging from the cover, I'd have to say, "Yes." At least the editor abandoned thought who let the title of the article about Sarah Palin make it to press.

The piece is about Gov. Palin's success at getting conservative politicians elected. I'm not a fan, but I understand that plenty of neo-conservatives and Tea Party types are, so I imagine that her voice has helped bring some votes to the booths. No quarrel there.

So they could have titled it, "Sarah Palin's Success". Or "Sarah Palin, Power Broker". Or any number of other string of words that didn't involve a double entendre that will have people, male and female, red and blue, sniggering like 14-year-old boys watching a blue movie. "Yeah, ol' Palin's got a really impressive rack ... of successes. Heh, heh, heh."

There's no winning on this one. Whether it was intentional or not, women on both sides of the political spectrum will be annoyed and insulted, and feminists of the Sandra Flake variety will find in it confirmation that conservatives are misogynists trying to keep women down.

Is there some sort of sensitivity training that conservatives can go to without drinking the progressivist Kool-Aid?