Calling McCain an American hero, Palin said she was proud to be selected some 88 years after women got the right to vote. She praised Democrat Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first female vice presidential candidate of a major party, and Clinton, who ran a spirited contest against Obama. And she sought to reach out for the votes of Democratic women.
“Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America,” she said. “But it turns out the women of America aren’t finished yet and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.”
The crowd, echoing a chant made famous at Obama rallies, responded by saying, “Yes we can, yes we can.”
Clinton released a statement of congratulations.
“We should all be proud of Gov. Sarah Palin’s historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Sen. McCain,” Clinton stated. “While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Gov. Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”
Whoa boy. This is NOT how I wanted to pan out women in politics.
But, uh, well it sure will be an interesting election year, eh?