Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What a difference between these two women.

I heard Michelle Obama speak last Friday about what she sees as problems in the healthcare system. Now, remember that she worked as a hospital administrator for quite some time but she didn't mention that. Instead she talked about how not having reform impacts families and women. Insurance companies often charge more for women because they have more needs, esp in the realm of childbearing. This should really cause more outrage. We complain about the amount of terminated pregnancies, yet women do not get the resources that they need. C-sections are actually considered by some to be preexisting conditions, and sometimes a mere pregnancy can be considered that as well. As I listened to Mrs. Obama speak, I realized that we need more strong women out there fighting specifically for us. This is the type of thing that has been lost in the world of death panels and rationing.

Then there's good ole Sarah Palin. She was speaking to business people in Hong Kong, and it has been reported that she was trashing President Obama. I remember years ago when the Dixie Chicks dared express their opinions of President Bush and they faced a backlash that devastated them. I'm not sure what even makes her an expert on the American economy to be talking to these folks anyway.

It is interesting how the two parties have their goto people representing different ethic, gender, etc groups and the ones that fall into that role.

4 comments:

mommapolitico said...

I cannot possibly believe that Caribou Barbie spoke for an hour and a half. An hour and a half of listening to that nonsensical drivel! That's just hell on earth in my book...
Great way to frame the issues, comparing the two, Jen. And by the way, swing by MP and pick up your award for just such excellent blogging! :)

Monkey Girl said...

An hour and a half? I must have missed that part. I just couldn't believe anyone would pay to listen to her. My understanding was the speech was supposed to be funny...good luck on that.

Charlotte said...

I am sure it was unintentionally funny.

Sue said...

caibou barbie. my side hurts. give me a minute.... oh momma!