Monday, September 22, 2008


Columnist Suzanne Fields: NOW Hurts Women's Cause by Endorsing Obama
Washington, DC ( -- The following is an excerpt from a weekend editorial column from columnist Suzanne Fields: "The National Organization for Women endorses the Obama-Biden ticket. NOW ought to change its name to WOW. Such stunning independence. A working woman with five children, the governor of a sovereign state, isn't a sufficient accomplishment. Who knew? Sarah Palin presents a different psychological portrait. We can put aside the pit bull and the lipstick. She's comfortable balancing femininity and toughness. We hear jokes about her hunting and fishing prowess, as though she had been nursed on the milk of wolves, like Romulus and Remus. She actually did learn to shoot a gun at age 8. Palin doesn't have to cultivate her femininity or demonstrate toughness by chasing a shot of Crown Royal with a mug of Old Styles. She's not one of the boys, but knows how to take them on. She's more like Annie Oakley, who likes 'doin' what comes naturally.' I think women everywhere can agree, that no matter your politics, it's time for a woman to make it to the White House."

Hillary Clinton Supporters Bash Pro-Abortion NOW for Endorsing Barack Obama
Washington, DC ( -- A group of supporters of Hillary Clinton blasted the pro-abortion National Organization for Women for endorsing her former rival Barack Obama. The New Agenda, a non-partisan women's advocacy organization, said it recognizes the decades of worthy work and achievement by the National Organization for Women but is concerned that "NOW"s recent endorsement of Barack Obama leaves many women in this country out in the cold. The New Agenda co-founder Amy Siskind says, "We find it quite perplexing that NOW has chosen this moment to endorse an all-male ticket." The group said the endorsement seems all the more puzzling given the fact that the Republican Party is running its first female candidate for Vice-President, Gov. Sarah Palin, and the Green Party is fielding its first all-woman presidential ticket with Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente. "Women need to stand together and help one another," says Siskind. "We find it quite perplexing that NOW has chosen to endorse an all-male ticket after not endorsing recent candidates such as Gov. Bill Clinton, Sen. Al Gore, or Sen. John Kerry."