"`I don`t know if a woman would be given a pass necessarily,` the former governor said. "I respect John Boehner because he has worn his feelings on his sleeve on things that are so important to him ... and I give him that pass, too.
`But that`s one of those things where a double standard certainly is applied,` she added. `I`m sure if I got up there and did a speech and I started breaking down and cried about how important it is to me that our children and our grandchildren are provided great opportunities, I`m sure that I would be knocked a little bit for that.`
`It makes us work that much harder and be that much tougher and more committed to the message and the mission at hand,` she said.
Sarah Palin is a political lightweight, she`s all fluff and no substance. But when it comes to her personality, the former governor of Alaska is tough as nails. The only time I could imagine the Pit Bull with Lipstick crying is if she felt that she didn`t sufficiently maul a political opponent.
If Palin shed a tear in public it would humanize her, and make here more palatable to the electorate. I wouldn`t vote for Palin if she shed more tears than Glenn Beck and John Boehner combined, but it would be in her interests if she weren`t perceived as a dull and evil monster.
There is no double standard when it comes to politicians crying in public, nobody likes to see a politician of either sex weeping in public. Females get misty in public are perceived as weak, and men who shed tears in public are seen as wimps.
I would advise Boehner, and Beck and every other politician, of either sex, to keep their emotions in check. The only exception is Palin, we need to see her bawl, so that we know she`s a human being.
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