“The momma bird builds the nest…”

Via last week’s Brit Blog Round up at Redemption Blues. He picks up on a piece at Harry’s Place, which notes Ms Palin’s involvement in Pat Buchanan’s 1996 campaign. He also comes up with a stunning quotation (given the GOP’s sudden conversion to feminist discourse) from an article written by Buchanan way back in 1983:

“Rail as they will against ‘discrimination,’ women are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism…The momma bird builds the nest. So it was, so it ever shall be. Ronald Reagan is not responsible for this; God is”.

Adds: Apparently it was all made up. This from that Pajama’s Media blog:

No, she was never a Pat Buchanan supporter; even when Buchanan claims she was, she was on the board of Steve Forbes’ campaign in Alaska. Yes, Palin was a Steve Forbes supporter in 2000.

Looks like nearly every Democrat Talking Point re Palin’s history has turned up dud!

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