"Our opponents think that they have the women's vote all locked up, which is a little presumptuous," Palin said. "Little presumptuous, since only our side has a woman on the ticket."Yes. Not nearly as presumptuous as thinking that the mere act of putting a woman on the ticket would make women defect to McCain in droves, though. I can't tell you how utterly sexist it is to insinuate that women will base their vote solely on "sisterhood", all the while abandoning all their principles. This definitely wasn't true of Clinton supporters. The sisterhood factor was just that--a factor--but Clinton was legitimately liberal on domestic policy and a credible president and more experienced, so there were other acceptable reasons to support her in conjunction with sisterhood.
This reminds me of the (long-abandoned) meme that Obama is presumptuous. Is this a sign that it's coming back? Like most McCain attacks this was simple transference. Obama is presumptuous because he had an emblem that looked like a presidential seal, while John McCain is sending emissaries to Georgia after the Russians pay a visit, already conducting his own foreign policy as though he were in 1600?
Obama has the audacity of hope, the other side has the audacity of a dope.