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09/11/2008

Carter: Palin unfit for my tiara and lasso

by Jeremy Hooper

200809111315Gays enjoy "Wonder Woman." Gays also have questions about Sarah Palin (especially her views on faith and the legislation of "morality"). Therefore our "Is this gay enough for G-A-Y?" judges have determined that the following Philadelphia magazine interview portion, wherein onetime "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter seizes the opportunity to rail into Sarah Palin's views, totally qualifies for publication. Enjoy:

PHILADELPHIA: Okay, last question. I'm sure you've seen all the comparisons in the media and among Republicans of Sarah Palin to Wonder Woman. How do you feel about that?

CARTER: Don’t get me started. She’s the anti-Wonder Woman. She’s judgmental and dictatorial, telling people how they’ve got to live their lives. And a superior religious self-righteousness … that’s just not what Wonder Woman is about. Hillary Clinton is a lot more like Wonder Woman than Mrs. Palin. She did it all, didn’t she?

No one has the right to dictate, particularly in this country, to force your own personal views upon the populace — religious views. I think that is suppressive, oppressive, and anti-American. We are the loyal opposition. That’s the whole point of this country: freedom of speech, personal rights, personal freedom. Nor would Wonder Woman be the person to tell people how to live their lives. Worry about your own life! Worry about your own family! Don’t be telling me what I want to do with mine.

I like John McCain. But this woman — it’s anathema to me what she stands for. I think America should be very afraid. Very afraid. Separation of church and state is the one thing the creators of the Constitution did agree on — that it wasn’t to be a religious government. People should feel free to speak their minds about religion but not dictate it or put it into law.

What I don’t understand, honestly, is how anyone can even begin to say they know the mind of God. Who do they think they are? I think that’s ridiculous. I know what God is in my life. Now I am sure that she’s not all just that. But it’s enough to me. It’s enough for me to have a visceral reaction. And it makes me mad.

People need to speak up. Doesn’t mean that I’m godless. Doesn’t mean that I am a murderer. What I hate is this demonization of everybody but one position. You’re un-American because you’re against the war. It’s such bullshit. Fear. It’s really such a finite way of thinking about God to think that your measley little mind can know the mind of God. It’s a very little God that way. I think that God’s bigger. I don’t presume to know his mind. Or her mind.

Somewhere in Alaska, a Halloween costume is being returned.

**Check out the full interview: What's What With ... Lynda Carter [Philadelphia magazine]

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Your thoughts

Wonderwoman just said, "Bullshit!" Too bad we can't write in Linda Carter for VP.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 11, 2008 2:53:06 PM

Wonder Woman is ALWAYS gay enough.

Posted by: Timothy | Sep 11, 2008 3:05:22 PM

Not that I needed another reason to LOVE Lynda Carter but this has been added to the list.

Memo to Hollywood - make the Wonder Woman movie already and cast Lynda as The Queen!

Posted by: Alonzo | Sep 11, 2008 3:05:25 PM

Did you hear that Sarah Palin stars in several controversial movies?? The truth has been revealed.
http://www.lesbiatopia.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-stars-in-several.html

Posted by: Renee | Sep 11, 2008 3:35:33 PM

Speaking of WONDER WOMAN... Here is a good analysis, from 365 News and DANA RUDOLPH.

Today, our son has just started kindergarten, and I have a different perspective on the debate swirling around Sarah Palin and her parenting decisions than I might have had otherwise. Much as I may disagree with the choices she has made, I respect her right to make them for herself and her family. I’ve seen firsthand the pettiness of mothers criticising each other’s parenting, and I cannot condone it.
I also respect her choice to be not only a working mother, but one who manages a high-powered career while some of her children are still young.As a parent with only one child, part of me wonders how she can do it with five - but I’ve learned not to underestimate mothers.
Our challenge now is not to underestimate this national newcomer, this “average hockey mom.” She is energizing the conservative base and making a serious bid for swing voters. Her hockey-mom toughness is real, even if her foreign-policy experience is weak.
Palin erred, however, when she belittled Obama’s time as a community organizer. What is a PTA mom, after all, but a community organizer? Those of us who don’t agree with the McCain-Palin solutions for our country will talk with our friends and neighbors, volunteer at our local Obama headquarters, and get out the vote.
We will put Obama stickers on our strollers and minivans, and pass them out, yes, even at hockey practice. I have no doubt many lesbian moms will be part of this effort, for we are used to fighting for our families and our beliefs. Just call us pit bulls in Chapstick.


Posted by: LOrion | Sep 11, 2008 4:36:39 PM

Palin is, simply not "Wonder Woman", but Under Woman. She is below any decent standard. She defies humanness to the Nth degree.

Posted by: JAG | Sep 12, 2008 11:23:20 AM

I idolized Wonder Woman as a kid so this makes me very very happy :D

Posted by: Ravvie | Sep 13, 2008 9:56:07 PM

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