Sharon Osbourne on Sarah Palin

Sharon Osbourne, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, gave the most brilliant assessment of the Sarah Palin soap opera that I have seen to date. Sharon doesn’t pull and punches, she’s spot on and hilarious at the same time! This will be the most worthwhile two minutes and thirty-eight seconds you will ever spend listening to anyone talk about Sarah Palin.

Watch now!

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6 responses to “Sharon Osbourne on Sarah Palin

  • Mike

    That’s funny… She’s right, though; being a “hockey mom” shouldn’t disqualify her for being VP, but it sure as shit shouldn’t qualify her for it.

    It’s like you’ve said: she’s a gimmick.

  • Lottie

    The more I think about it, the more I see it as an insult and a slap in the face to women. A lot of feminists are cheering for her and for McCain for choosing her. But you know what? This flies in the face of feminism because it sends the message that a woman doesn’t have to be qualified for the job. She’s female, she looks good and she has a cute wink. Good enough!

    Has the standard become so low that feminists find this acceptable? If a man had stood on that platform on Thursday night and performed as poorly as Palin did, he would be getting ripped to shreds by everyone, including his own party. But because Sarah is female and cutesy, everyone breaks out the kid gloves.

    It’s insulting and demeaning, and feminists — of all people — should be outraged rather than supportive of the way Sarah Palin is being exploited by the McCain campaign, and by the coddling she’s received from the press.

    I applaud Sharon Osbourne for her candor. Every bit of that needed to be said!

  • Mike

    Absolutely – and not just to women, either. It’s a slap in the face to progressives generally. It’s essentially saying “Let’s see how egalitarian you really are!” and is an attempt to force them into voting for Palin because she’s a woman in order to ‘prove’ their progressive credentials. Forcing it by guilt, basically.

    Similarly, I agree that she’s being treated with kid gloves, simply because people are afraid to attack her where it counts because of a fear of being labelled sexist.

  • Rutherford

    Lottie,
    Great video! Thanks for visiting my blog and suggesting I watch it. Sharon Osborne is a hoot and I wonder if her coming from Britain makes our political shenanigans all the more odd to her? I have a British neighbor who finds American politics fascinating and somewhat dumbfounding. 🙂

  • Lottie

    I think you’re right. Her being British probably does make it that much more weird to her. My husband is English, and he’s sometimes rendered speechless. When he’s not chuckling, that is. 😆

    Thanks for stopping by. You’re always welcome.

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