Реакционные феминистки Америки

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Очевидно, что левые и элита средств информации США не могут до конца понять популярности двух республиканских «тигриц», которые сейчас находятся во всех новостях: первая – бывший губернатор Аляски, член Республиканской партии Сара Пейлин, а теперь ещё, по мере укрепления своего статуса в качестве главного кандидата в президенты от Республиканской партии, Мишель Бахман. Что такое есть у них, чего нет у других кандидатов и чего столь многие американцы, по-видимому, хотят?

Основные печатные издания регулярно высмеивают и Бахман, и Пейлин. В случае Пейлин преобладающее мнение заключается в том, что она является интеллектуальным «легковесом»: клип, в котором она не смогла назвать ни одной газеты или новостного журнала, который бы она регулярно читала, был просмотрен на сервисе YouTube миллионы раз во время прошлых президентских выборов.

Бахман, напротив, изображают как слегка «чудаковатую». Действительно, могу подтвердить из личного опыта, что спорить с ней означает разговаривать с человеком, абсолютно уверенным в фактах, которые, вероятно, существуют где-то в параллельной вселенной.

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