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Among the nicest things the Democratic smear machine called Sarah Palin was "Caribou Barbie." Just about everything else they called her was much worse. The term "Caribou Barbie" started within days of Palin's nomination for Veep in August 2008.  By September 2, 2008, the term was spreading throughout the left-blogosphere, as Michelle Malkin noted at the time. The term so took hold that it even was the subject of an SNL skit in October 2008, with Palin delivering the punch line in an attempt to make light of the term. It later was used by NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd:
"Caribou Barbie is one nutty puppy."
The treatment of Palin was sexist -- including liberal women who mocked Trig Palin and thought it the worst thing in the world that Palin had the audacity to bring him on stage with her -- but not just because of the term "Caribou Barbie."  That term was the least of it. The "Caribou Barbie" name was part of the myriad of accompanying photoshops and sexualizations of her, using any excuse to make sex jokes.  Palin wasn't just turned into any Barbie, but a sexy librarian and bikini model not just in the blogosphere, but from stars such as Stephen Colbert. With Palin it wasn't just the use of the term "Barbie," it was the full package of sexualized attacks, including from mainstream publications. [caption id="attachment_66047" align="alignnone" width="400"](Newsweek magazine, feature article, November 23, 2009) (Newsweek magazine, feature article, November 23, 2009)[/caption]

Not long ago Politico's Maggie Haberman ran an anti-Palin opinion piece masquerading as news analysis, Sarah Palin’s next act: Candidate or ‘Kardashian’? I addressed that false choice in my post, Politico’s next act: Real News Organization or Gawker (no offense to Gawker), noting that Palin had backed numerous successful Republican...

Just yesterday the dimwits at Politico were writing her off in their usual demeaning terms. I don't expect she'll be a candidate again, but today she took CPAC by storm, playing an important role outside the Republican Party structure in saying what needs to be said...

My post earlier today, Sarah Palin visits Chick-fil-A, civility and new tone ensue on Twitter, has generated a fair bit of attention. The tweets highlighted in the post were not even the worst of them. As has become typical when Palin is attacked from the left, the attacks quickly become mysogynistic, sexualized, and sexist, with the "C" word liberally thrown in by women as well as men. Here are some more samples of the sea of profanity and vitriol, so you realize (which you already do, I know), we are dealing with:

Sarah Palin attended a rally with Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint yesterday in Woodlands, Texas. Reader duchess of kitty attended, and sent this report, video and photo: This was just one of the many “Get Out The Vote” rallies the Tea Party (the TX Tea Party as well as the...

Definitely a contender. Sarah Palin on the Secret Service agent who checked her out: "Well, check this out bodyguard, you're fired, and I hope his wife kicks his okole and sends him to the dog house long as he's not eatin' the dog along with his former boss." Multiple...

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