I have now received the Women Against Sarah Palin email six times (and counting). How about you?
The thing I find most upsetting about this election is neither John McCain's determination to do whatever it takes to be president, regardless of his professed convictions, nor Sarah Palin's politics (that debunking? anyone who was truly paying attention knew all that stuff, and it doesn't make her any better).
What bother me most are the structural parallels between what I'll call, for lack of better terminology, us and them.
We treat our guy like a rock star; they treat their gal like a rock star.
We find Sarah Palin inconceivably horrifying; they find Barack Obama inconceivably horrifying (really, they do--go read the conservative blogs, or even the comments on The Caucus).
We spread Sarah Palin rumors virally; they spread Barack Obama rumors virally.
We believe what we want to believe; they believe what they want to believe.
Of course we believe that we're right (I certainly do); but so do they.
It bodes ill for all of us.