I am not interested in the discussion of whether Sarah Palin is good for women or not – that is ridiculous, of course she isn’t. If people claim to vote for McCain so as to vote for a woman, I will only think they are trying to hide their closet Republicanism.
I wondered, when McCain chose Palin, whether it were true that a white woman would be more electable than a man of color. I understand why one should say the word intersectionality, but I still think it is persons of color who most terrify the average American – especially when they are foreign or allegedly (or formerly) foreign persons of color.
When McCain chose Palin, I therefore wondered whether it were because he was afraid of Jindal or thought voters might be. This having been said, I am relieved that he did not choose Jindal because Jindal is a paleoconservative and very powerful. I think he is more powerful than Palin and that he can easily become yet more powerful.
Both Palin and Jindal would probably like the U.S., Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia to band together in a misogynistic and medieval empire cult. But I think Jindal is more likely to be able to get something like that accomplished. This is why I am relieved at McCain’s choice.
Here is an article on Jindal which discusses his record and some of his core beliefs. Many Louisiana websites have linked to it, but everyone in Louisiana should read it.