Originally Posted by Dolly
Ah, sorry, that was misleading--I thought you were referring to the statement in your quote.
Still, I doubt it was because she was a woman. I mean, Barack beat Hillary. I think what the McCain campaign was really looking for was "lively and young", it just so happens that women often fit that category--and it also happened that Palin was the definition of that. Obviously, it wasn't the best approach.
I really do believe that she was chosen because she was a woman, just look at how much she used it, she quoted someone saying "there is a special place in hell for a woman who won't vote for another woman". Fuck off Palin, we like to vote on politics not on gender.