L'animatrice de CNN Campbell Brown a fait une sortie remarquée dans le cadre de son émission hier soir, demandant au camp McCain de cesser de considérer Sarah Palin comme une «fleur fragile» qu'il faut protéger des journalistes. Selon Brown, la façon dont l'équipe républicaine traite la gouverneure d'Alaska relève du sexisme et du chauvinisme. On trouve ici un clip de sa sortie, que je cite dans le texte :

Richard Hétu

"Tonight I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment. This woman is from Alaska for crying out loud. She is strong. She is tough. She is confident. And you claim she is ready to be one heart beat away form the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters... Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with. Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one."

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