Dan Riehl: The Washington Post’s War On Women and Sarah Palin

The Washington Post’s Diana Reese

By Stacy Drake

This morning, the Washington Post published a very shallow article by Diana Reese, who attended the Steelman rally in Missouri last Friday. Dan Riehl responded:

What to make of this, other than, it’s not okay to be sexist but it’s Sarah Palin, so I will be?

When Palin took to the makeshift stage in the middle of a Missouri farm field, she was dressed more for the part of Hollywood celebrity than serious politician. I know someone’s going to remind me that just last week, I said it was sexist to focus on the wardrobes of women in politics. But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was.”

This is why I contend that the real war on women originates on the left. Outside of the entertainment field, to qualify for protected status on the left, a woman needs to leave behind those things that might make her appear uniquely feminine to a man.


But as for what one might call a real woman, one a man might find himself attracted to, or even want to spend some time with, in the mind of those on the left today, they can’t possibly be worth taking seriously.

So, who is actually waging war on women in American society when it comes right down to it? As far as I’m concerned, it’s the left and liberals and always has been.

You can read Dan’s entire piece here.

This WaPo article is particularly funny when you read what Reese wrote just a few days ago in regard to Michelle Obama’s wardrobe. She wrote:

We are still such a sexist society.


Let’s quit worrying about clothes and focus on issues instead.

I would love to, but instead I’m responding to your article about Governor Palin’s clothes, Ms. Reese.

I assume that Reese, like most liberals, thinks sexism only applies to women on the left. How else do you explain these lines from the Palin article, after writing what she wrote in the Michelle Obama piece?:

But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was.

First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren’t quite skin-tight but tight enough, and her t-shirt with its Superman logo (a Steelman campaign shirt emblazoned with “Our freedom. Our fight.”) emphasized her figure. She never once removed her oversized sunglasses.

I’m sorry, but I’d like my minister, my doctor and yes, my politicians, to look and dress for their parts.

Their part? I suppose Reese would take Governor Palin more “seriously” if she chopped off her hair, and wore a frumpy pastel colored suit like Democrat women do. That isn’t the way Governor Palin rolls, and thank God. By the way, why would Governor Palin remove her prescription sunglasses when she’s standing out in the sun?

Everyone working the Steelman campaign wore Steelman T-shirts that day. I happen to love that Governor Palin sees herself as part of the team, and took to wearing one herself. Her glasses were mandatory to see, and the pants and shoes went great with the shirt.

It’s Summertime in Missouri, Ms. Reese… Lighten up.


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4 responses to “Dan Riehl: The Washington Post’s War On Women and Sarah Palin

  1. Aaron Allen

    Hi Stacy: I agree with you that Sarah’s wardrobe-of-the-day wasn’t all that
    bad–if one looks at the photo of Palin standing at the lectern and micro-
    phones and covers her legs from the knees down, she becomes more like
    the other speakers that day: Appearing to be almost the height of other
    [male?] speakers, the audience probably paid more attention to Sarah’s
    speech/remarks than thinking snide, snarky, sniffy thots about her appear-
    ance…As to her [prescription] sun glasses, they are intended for fulltime
    outdoor wear–she’s not required to remove them in some form of etiquet-
    te. In the rostrum photo, she may have notes to refer to–Rx glasses wud
    be a must. Also, being outdoors, her sunglasses/shooting glasses are a
    part of her normal appearance: In Alaska, during the warmer half of the
    year, it can be super bright! A final thot: The informal blue T-shirt makes
    an appropriate comment by a ‘non-candidate’ [so far]. The crowd was pre-
    sent to hear her speak–not pass jedgement on her clothes/accessories/
    hairdo, makeup, etc…Aaron Allen…

  2. Caral Freeman

    Sorry Ms Reese, you are way out of line. Mrs. Palin was dressed quite appropriately for the hot weather, tshirt, capris, and sandals. Thats how it is in the real world. Why would anyone wear a business suit in this heat? That would make her look like an out of touch idiot….kinda like those female politicians on the left. Besides, let’s face it, she is gorgeous and has the figure and attitude to wear such clothing items with ease and grace……unlike those women on the left that try their damnedest to look like men instead of appreciating the fact they are women. Your ignorance and bias is showing……again.

  3. Reese is a Lib Prog Regressive POS – and I’m not taking that back!! She fired the first shot in this war of words, and I, for one, ain’t gonna let her get a pass – no way, Jose!! And that photo of her (from when? the 1930s?) says it all – she’s missing quite a few hormones herself!!

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