Friday, September 12, 2008
She's a Wonder
From Lynda Carter's interview in Philadelphia Magazine (hi Allison! Call you after the 20th!):

Q: 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?

A: 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.

Daaaamn. I knew there was a reason I have a WonderWoman pin on my car visor.

H/T Joe My God

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7 Comments:

Blogger woolanthropy said...

YAY for Wonder Woman!

Boohiss for that other woman.

Blogger Lynn said...

MOST awesome. From the horse's mouth, as it were.

Blogger Kath said...

She is indeed a wonder. You said it Lynda! (Hmmm..do you suppose she could be persuaded to run for a political office? I mean, obviously actors qualify!)

Blogger Allison said...

I couldn't agree more. Talk to you after the 20th!

Blogger Jennifer said...

I love this. I want to emblazon it on every billboard in America.

(I clicked the link to go to the original article. I want to slap the first dozen or so commenters under the article. Gah.)

Blogger dale-harriet said...

Yeah, what they said. Frankly out of a lot of scary shit going on in all this election stuff, she's the scariest of all. Have those people stopped for one instant to consider what would happen if McCain (whose health is questionable at best and his age is ... advanced) died??? I honestly thought that Bush had set the bar so low that it would be impossible to imagine a worse president. Well wouldja lookie that! There IS a possible worse one. Keeeeeee-riminy.

Blogger twinsetellen said...

My husband coined this joke, which says it all to me:
What's the difference between Bush and Palin? Lipstick.

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