When Sarah Palin joked about herself and her fellow hockey moms as pit bulls with lipstick, she may have revealed more than she intended. She made it sound a compliment-portraying herself and her peers as ordinary mothers who look good but are tough, tenacious, and defend their family at any cost. But do we really want a potential President whose prime trait is an eagerness to bite your throat at any pretext? We already have that: Dick Cheney.
Paul Rogat Loeb is the author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time
, and The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
,winner of the 2005 Nautilus Award for the best book on social change. See (more...
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