KSFO's Rodgers: "[P]uckered-butt Democrat women hate Sarah Palin ... because her idea of choice was choosing not to have an abortion"

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Returning to a previous claim he has made, KSFO's Lee Rodgers asserted: "I believe that the reason a bunch of puckered-butt Democrat women hate Sarah Palin is because her idea of choice was choosing not to have an abortion." Guest Steven Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute responded in part by saying: "[T]here is that very vocal segment of feminist opinion that celebrates abortion as a positive good in the same way that, you know, Southern slaveholders 150 years ago celebrated slavery as a positive good."

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On the September 23 edition of San Francisco radio station KSFO's The Lee Rodgers Show, Rodgers said: "I have -- and I may be overstating for effect here, as I am wont to do from time to time. But I have a deep suspicion that the reason the liberals hate Sarah Palin is that she is a normal person. And they hate that, they just hate it. And I also believe -- and of course, the left-wing bloggers just went nuts when I first said this, but I still believe it, so I'll say it again. I believe that the reason a bunch of puckered-butt Democrat [sic] women hate Sarah Palin is because her idea of choice was choosing not to have an abortion." Guest Steven Hayward, F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, responded in part by saying: "[T]here is that very vocal segment of feminist opinion that celebrates abortion as a positive good in the same way that, you know, Southern slaveholders 150 years ago celebrated slavery as a positive good."

As Media Matters for America has documented, on his September 17 broadcast, Rodgers said: "Look at these ugly skanks, who make up the female leadership of the Democratic Party." Later in that broadcast, Rodgers said: "Democrat women, admit it: You're nothing but a bunch of phonies. And I think we have to ask: Would you like Sarah Palin better if she got pregnant again and did have an abortion, because it's obvious, with a lot of liberal women, killing babies is the main priority they have."

From the September 23 broadcast of KSFO's The Lee Rodgers Show:

RODGERS: With Steven Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute. I have -- and I may be overstating for effect here, as I am wont to do from time to time. But I have a deep suspicion that the reason the liberals hate Sarah Palin is that she is a normal person. And they hate that, they just hate it. And I also believe -- and of course, the left-wing bloggers just went nuts when I first said this, but I still believe it, so I'll say it again. I believe that the reason a bunch of puckered-butt Democrat women hate Sarah Palin is because her idea of choice was choosing not to have an abortion. You think that enters into it?

HAYWARD: Yeah, the way you've noted. You touch on three or four important themes there. One is that there is that very vocal segment of feminist opinion that celebrates abortion as a positive good in the same way that, you know, Southern slaveholders 150 years ago celebrated slavery as a positive good. And so, that you would actually choose not to do so as to -- you know, with a -- with a child suffering from a birth defect is to them perverse, and in their upside-down world, you know, immoral. I mean, they just live in a parallel universe that's incomprehensible to, I think, most Americans. The other, broader part is that, you know, what I and others characterize as the establishment has invested a lot in their status. You mention the Ivy League schools. You really saw that in the kind of initial observations that, oh my god, Governor Palin didn't even have a passport until last year. She's never been to France. She's never appeared on Meet the Press. I mean, some of these things -- really, that this was a disqualification for office. I mean, it's just astounding that -- what's really happened here is their status privilege has been threatened, and that hurts more than anything else. I mean, you might take away their country club membership sooner than you can threaten their political status privileges.

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