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Best Rally Sign Ever

My mom sent this to me today via email, with quotes from someone attending the rally and a bunch of pictures.

The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin’s rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and enjoy the photo gallery. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

I like the “hockey mama” sign for probably obvious reasons, and at least one maybe not so obvious. The use of coded language for demographic groups is highly irritating. I’m particularly irritated by the ones that refer to women, ostensibly putting us into what the lazy thinker might believe are monolithic groups. Last election one of the big blocks of women voters were the “soccer moms.” This is coded language for a group that definitely did not include the likes of me – yet I have 2 children who play soccer. (My son has delighted in calling me a soccer mom ever since.)

Apparently, the same dynamic exists for hockey mamas. Can’t all be put in the same basket.

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They made it!

3 short days.

What else could be accomplished by pulling together, spreading the word, and taking care of each other?

I wonder.

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