Over the weekend, Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin spoke at a California rally, where during her speech she repeated a quote she read on a Starbucks cup from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
As an article in The Huffington Post writes:
â€œThe statement came after Palin had recounted a “providential” moment she experienced on Saturday: “I'm reading on my Starbucks mocha cup, okay? The quote of the day… It was Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State [crowd boos] and UN ambassador. … Now she said it, I didn't.
She said, ‘There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't support other women.'”
Actually, Albright didn't say that. The accurate quote is, “There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't help other women.” “
Women around the world have responded to Palinâ€™s comment and have blogged about it.
Canadian blogger, Ashtraygirl, writes that the women cheering after Palin made the comment was â€œpathetic.â€
â€œPalin cites a quote from Madeleine Albright that she saw on her ‘Starbucks Mocha Cup’ *insert clapping and faint cheering here* why are you cheering at the mere mention of starbuck's?? Pathetic.â€
She further adds one statement:
â€œShe's really giving Ann Coulter some competition for my most hated harpy.â€
Journalist Larisa Alexandrovna from Ukraine writes that many notable people must be in hell, if Palinâ€™s statement is true.
â€œI would not support Palin for litter box duty, let alone for anything relating to government. This obviously means I will be going off to hell soon, which in Palin's tiny, pink pom-pom and fluffly shot-gun (and shot-gun weddings) world is likely a collection of sane, decent, honest people. In other word's, Palin's hell is likely populated with people like Ghandi, MLK, Thoreau, etc. By all means, let me go forth then.â€
While Jewish American Jill Miller Zimon writes that Palin may have misquoted Albright to garner votes.
â€œIn the above context, itâ€™s the difference between Sarah Palin suggesting that women must vote for her because sheâ€™s a woman or else they will go to hell, and Madeleine Albright, via the quote attributed to her by Palin, but misstated, that suggests that women should provide assistance to other women whenever they can or else they should feel eternally miserable.
One little word? One big change in import.â€
In another blog, Women Against Sarah Palin, women from around the globe have contribute their opinions on why theyâ€™re against the Republican candidate. Jennifer, an American living in Switzerland, writes that Palin is a representation of what women have fought against.
â€œThe nomination of Sarah Palin is a very obvious and painful slap in the face to every American woman. To have chosen a woman who is the antithesis to everything for which we have fought is surely an abominable insult to every one of the women and men who have helped the advancement of woman in Americaâ€”and around the world.â€
And for Helen Philpot, an 82-year-old blogger and American, her dislike of Palin is simple.
â€œLook. I am going to say what everyone at CNN, CBS, ABC and NBC is thinking but is afraid to say. Governor Palin is a stupid, conniving bitch. And itâ€™s not because she is a strong woman – I like strong womenâ€¦ worship themâ€¦ Itâ€™s actually the opposite. She is a weak, pathetic woman who thinks big hair, winking, baby talk and self deprecation is somehow becoming of a woman who wants to lead the free world. My god, where is Margaret Thatcher when you need her!â€