John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate is a searing insult to women.
Clearly, Palin was chosen in hopes of attracting women voters. There is virtually no other explanation for picking a right-wing leader of a state with a population of fewer than 680,000 people.
The decision argues that McCain has such a low opinion of women voters that they would overlook education, abortion, foreign policy, civil rights, health care, family leave and more simply to vote for a candidate with two x chromosomes.
As Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said: "I know Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton."