Tuesday afternoon Republican women showed a stand of solidarity at a news conference to defend Sarah Palin, her record, her experience and mostly her gender. “People portray her as a showhorse not a workhorse,” said Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard and current Chairman of the RNC. Fiorina was joined by former Governor Jane Swift (R-MA), Rosario Marin, former U.S. Treasurer, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Renee Amoore, the Pennsylvania Republican Party Deputy Chairman.
The women were indignent at the comments that have been made about Palin in the last week since she was announced as Sen. John McCain’s running mate.
The women questioned why is Palin described as McCain’s cheerleader instead of just a leader. “Sarah Palin has made executive decisions,” said Fiorina. “Barack Obama has not.”
Although late, they also uttered their distaste at how the media handled Hillary Clinton and expressed how great their admiration was for what Hillary did to advance women in politics.
When asked why they waited until now to defend what they called sexist attacks on Hillary by the Obama Campaign, Blackburn said that if she had the media probably would have ignored them anyway.
Each woman spoke on behalf of their pride to see that the first woman to be nominated as Vice President would be a Republican woman.
Marcia A. Wade is a reporter for BlackEnterprise.com.