You would think a politician would have enough sense to not say things like this even if they really did believe it!
She hopes such people (I.e. her Christian brethren who understand the Bible to encourage women to be keepers at home) will eventually “evolve.”
“And Geraldine has also been grossly attacked back in ‘84, and I remember, um, as a young college student watching what it was that you were going through and knowing that a.) and more power to you for busting that glass ceiling you know and standing on the shoulders of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, and others who had come before you, of course, so many years ago. And, then you busting through and then the opportunity that I and other woman following you have, have been able to seize. That’s just been wonderful. It’s been great for our nation, it’s been so good.
But, yeah, it kind of seems, Geraldine that some things haven’t changed. There are still the Neanderthals out there, who pick on the petty little superficial meaningless things like looks, like whether you can or can’t work outside of the home if you have small children. All those type of things where I would so hope that at some point, uh, those Neanderthals, will evolve into something a bit more, um, with it, a bit more modern, and a bit more understanding that, yeah, woman can accomplish much…”
— Sarah Palin, in a joint Fox News appearance with Geraldine Ferarro on Election Night 2010 (Nov. 2). Palin and Ferarro are the only two women to be US Vice Presidential running mates (Palin for John McCain, 2008; Ferraro for Walter Mondale, 1984).
So do you think the decision about being home with young children are “petty little superficial meaningless things”?
“… the petty little superficial meaningless things like looks, like whether you can or can’t work outside of the home if you have small children.”
That’s what she thinks.