Much ado has been made about the female vote now that John McCain has picked Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. When the San Francisco Chronicle runs an editorial by Feminist Tammy Bruce, you know that the McCain Palin ticket is making headway on the female vote. In this article even Geraldine Ferraro won’t say who she is supporting and this is former Democratic candidate for Vice President! The female vote has been up for grabs since Hillary Clinton was chased out of the primary and it looks like Sarah Palin is grabbing it.

Yes, both McCain and Palin identify as anti-abortion, but neither has led a political life with that belief, or their other religious principles, as their signature issue. Politicians act on their passions – the passion of McCain and Palin is reform. In her time in office, Palin’s focus has not been to kick the gays and make abortion illegal; it has been to kick the corrupt and make wasteful spending illegal. The Republicans are now making direct appeals to Clinton supporters, knowingly crafting a political base that would include pro-choice voters.

On the day McCain announced her selection as his running mate, Palin thanked Clinton and Ferraro for blazing her trail. A day later, Ferraro noted her shock at Palin’s comment. You see, none of her peers, no one, had ever publicly thanked her in the 24 years since her historic run for the White House. Ferraro has since refused to divulge for whom she’s voting. Many more now are realizing that it does indeed take a woman – who happens to be a Republican named Sarah Palin.

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