Republican Hypocrisy

Double Standards

1 - That was then...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/05/AR2008090502656.html

As recently as the primary season, Palin said that she was sorry she could not vote for Clinton (presumably because she was a registered Republican) but added that she regretted Clinton's "whining" about sexist treatment toward the end of her 2008 bid. "When I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism, or maybe a sharper microscope put on her, I think, 'Man, that doesn't do us any good, women in politics, or women in general, trying to progress in this country,' " Palin said.


"I think that's reality, and I think it's a given, I think people can just accept that she is going to be under that sharper microscope," Palin went on. "So be it. I mean, work harder, prove yourself to an even greater degree that you're capable, that you're going to be the best candidate. . . ."

This is now...

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/palin-media-a-2.html

Rick Davis, campaign manager for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just told Fox New Channel'/s Chris Wallace that McCain running make Gov. Sarah Palin won't subject herself to any tough questions from reports "until the point in time when she'll be treated with respect and deference."

Davis assailed the way the media has discussed Palin and her family in the last week and said the campaign would wait until a less hostile media environment.

So when will she subject herself to questions?

"When we think it's time and when she feels comfortable doing it, "Davis said, praising a Fox News Channel profile of Palin that ran last night.

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It's all summed up here where Jon Stewart lets the Republicans speak for themselves:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=sarah-palin-gender-card

2 - The whole issue of the Republicans ragging on Obama for lack of experience, but then glorifying Palin's is appalling. It's one of many cases where Republicans say they support policies "on principle" but really just want what they want and will take any argument (or discard one) just to get their own.

More to come--unfortunately there's no shortage of Republicans being two faced