Are you as surprised as I am that people in the year 2008 are debating whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should have thought twice about being John McCain's running mate because she has a baby and her teen unwed daughter is pregnant? Here's a column by Jodi Enda that ran in The Root wondering where the feminists are on this one.
So where are the feminists?
The very people who have done the most to make Americans aware of sexism and its dangers - defenders of women like Anita Hill, Lilly Ledbetter and Clinton - have remained mum where Palin is concerned.
True, they stand in staunch opposition to Palin's ultra-right-wing positions. True, too, that Palin was not the least bit sympathetic to what she called Clinton's "perceived whine about excess criticism" during the Democratic primaries. And her selection, given her short tenure as governor, certainly raises questions.