Paglia on Palin, Democrats and the Media
"Liberal Democrats are going to wake up from their sadomasochistic, anti-Palin orgy with a very big hangover. The evil genie released during this sorry episode will not so easily go back into its bottle. A shocking level of irrational emotionalism and at times infantile rage was exposed at the heart of current Democratic ideology -- contradicting Democratic core principles of compassion, tolerance and independent thought. One would have to look back to the Eisenhower 1950s for parallels to this grotesque lock-step parade of bourgeois provincialism, shallow groupthink and blind prejudice."
Meanwhile, political analyst Michael Barone is heartily booed for suggesting the media was furious with Palin for not aborting her Down syndrome baby. By the media, of course. He says he was trying to make a joke.
Given that 90 percent of women who find out that they're carrying a Down's baby have abortions, it was a joke that hit too close to home to be funny.