The Other McCain

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It Was Not Until I Went Looking for a Photo to Illustrate This Post …

Posted on | April 4, 2011 | 15 Comments

. . . that I stumbled onto this photo of Baldilocks, Darleen Click and Little Miss Attila:

You see, it was a little past 1 a.m. this morning, and I’d just gotten the URL for my column at The American Spectator, which was written Sunday afternoon. What I was looking for was a photo to illustrate an event that took place in October 2008. And when I did a Google image search on a couple of names, I was surprised to find myself directed to Darleen’s blog account of that event — an event which just so happened to be the lead of my Spectator column:

We could probably blame it all on Shelly Mandell. It was at a Sarah Palin campaign rally on October 4, 2008, that Mandell — president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) — endorsed the Republican and proclaimed to a cheering crowd: “America, this is what a feminist looks like!”
Mandell’s speech at the rally in Carson, California, produced an immediate and decisive backlash. The president of the California state NOW organization disavowed Mandell’s endorsement, saying that it was “apparently intended to mislead the public” because NOW had in fact endorsed the Democratic ticket. “John McCain and Sarah Palin oppose many of the rights and freedoms we have fought for throughout NOW’s 42 years,” California NOW president Patty Bellasalma said in an official statement, “and we will not be pushed back to the days of back-alley abortions, forced pregnancies, and pay discrimination without remedy.” Bellasalma’s rebuke to Mandell encapsulated what most conservatives would consider a workable definition of “feminist” — a liberal woman who habitually votes for Democrats. . . .

You can go read the whole thing. That Darleen Click had posted the only photo I could find online showing Mandell and Palin together — well, I suppose you could call that a “coincidence,” although “one hell of a kick in the head” would be an acceptable synonym.


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