Gary Pederson (9/20, Letters, “Women picking on Palin”) doesn’t get it. He wrote “liberal females are bashing Gov. Palin because she is opposite of them: a meat-eating, gun-shooting, good looking, pro-drilling, decision-making, heterosexual, female, basketball-playing, churchgoing mother who didn’t abort any of her children.”
Is it possible females are criticizing Gov. Palin because they don’t believe she is qualified based on education and experience, not because she eats meat and played basketball? Do those attributes mentioned by Mr. Pederson have anything to do with being qualified to be vice president or president of the U.S.?
Pederson apparently thinks women aren’t smart enough to judge candidates based on education, experience, knowledge and judgment, but instead focus only on candidates’ looks, lifestyles, food preferences or hobbies. That is insulting to all females — liberal, conservative or somewhere in between.