While the pick of Govenor Sarah Palin as his running mate is admirable by John McCain, what does it really mean? With the recent 88th anniversary of the Suffrage Movement giving women the right to vote in this country Palin's appointment is just as historic as Barack Obama's appointment and Hillary Clinton's campaign.
My point is this, as the spectre of race swirled over Barack Obama's campaign, there is a real contingent of men in the country that still do not respect women as equal. While Condoleeza Rice has played a major role, for better or worse, in the cabinet of George W. Bush, she sits behind a few men in the pecking order for the Presidency should something have happened to Bush.
Palin would be the number TWO. A John McCain ailment or heart attack away from being the first female President of the United States. That may not sit well with some chauvinistic men uncomfortable with taking orders from a woman. The Republicans are allegedly "fired up" about Palin's selection, but for how long?
Palin could be the first female leader of the free world. That is just as historic as Obama's run for The White House.