They just can't help themselves, can they?
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Here's the very first comment from The Obama 527 Formerly Known As Daily Kos on McCain picking Sarah Palin for VP:
It's a two-fer! Sexist and ageist! Well done. Here's the sixth comment:
Hey, come on! Where's your sense of humor?
NOTE As BTD writes:
Tim Kaine, who has exactly the same experience as Palin, was treated by the Media and the Dems as a serious and acceptable potential pick, it opens up charges of a double standard.
Not just "charges," I would think.
UPDATE I've got to assume that the Obama campaign is tech savvy, so you'd think they'd take Markos aside and mention that reining in the asshole subset of Obama supporters on his site might be a really good idea. (Kos obviously has the technical and administrative capability to get that done, as he showed by purging Hillary supporters from his site.)
So why don't they?
The only explanation I can think of is that both Kos and the Obama campaign are happy with the outcomes, and so have no intention of reining anyone in. Well, at least it's good to know what's in store when the Obama Movement gets institutionalized and becomes a permanent part of the political landscape. Possibly Kos feels that sexism reinforces his brand in his target market?
UPDATE Lest I be accused of cherry-picking comments, Kos is a community site; the comment ratings are there exactly to reinforce Kos community norms. The screen dump for the first comment shows a rating of 16+; the uprate count is now 95+. The sixth comment is now uprated at 24+.
Sexism is a community norm at Kos.