“[Sarah Palin’s] clearly a total feminist, I mean in the true sense of feminism, she is her own person. She does her own thing. She does it her way.” -Newt Gingrich
Pretend for one minute that [if] Palin didn’t have a husband and kids to legitimize her to the far right. Would they rally behind her? Nope. It’s the hokey-MOM the soccer-MOM the my KIDS persona coupled with an immediate grasp of snark that won her the crowd it did. She would probably be mocked for being an old hag without the family. So no, it’s not that she does thing her way. Its that she does them the way the right wants her to. And honey, that aint nowhere near to feminism.