As I've blogged about recently, it galls me to no end to hear how the sexism card has been played out regarding Sarah Palin this election season. At least, one of the most kickass women in newscasting expresses that she, too, is fed up, and for all the right reasons.
Take it away, Campbell:
Here's the transcript, for those of you (like me) who can't play audio at the dayjob. Emphasis mine:
"Tonight I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment," said Brown. "This woman is from Alaska from crying out loud. She is strong. She is tough. She is confident. And you claim she is ready to be one heart beat away form the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters… Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with. Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one."
Now that's some girl power that this imaginary girl can get behind.
H/t Daily Kos.