Over the weekend, I spent some time listening to someone expound at great length about how the very first thing Sarah Palin needed to do as the new Republican VP nominee was get a makeover.
Really? The very first thing? Before brushing up on foreign policy? Before a thorough briefing on the economy? Before she focuses on healthcare or domestic security or working to establish her credibility or prove that she is an intelligent, competent, qualified woman (if indeed she is, I don't know), she needs a haircut and a new eye liner?
There are two things I know for certain about Sarah Palin. First, there is no way in hell I will be voting for her. Second, her appearance does not make a good goddamned bit of difference. I don't hear anyone suggesting that the very first thing Barack Obama needs to do is get a haircut that does something about those ears, or that the very first thing John McCain needs to do is lose the comb over and botox those wrinkles.
It makes me furious to hear women being critiqued based on their attractiveness rather than their qualifications, and it makes me doubly furious to hear it being done by other women. Maybe we would have more women in positions of power if we would all stop analyzing each other's shoes and instead analyze each other's ideas.
Back to poop and drool tomorrow.