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EMILY’s List Says “Don’t Mess With Mama Grizzlies”

EMILY’s List Says “Don’t Mess With Mama Grizzlies”

Abortion rights political action group EMILY’s List has gotten a bit more cheeky and irreverent under the leadership of new president Stephanie Shriock, and they’ve got another new video to show it.

As part of their new campaign “Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me,” the women’s group has launched a new video of women in bear suits.

Yes, bear suits.

Much as former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been trying to co-opt feminism for her very anti-choice, anti-health care, anti-family and anti-woman political agenda, EMILY’s List has turned the tables and is redefining Palin’s “Mama Grizzlies.”

“Sarah Palin recently released a video speaking on behalf of Mama Grizzlies.  Well, Sarah Palin, you don’t speak for us….Sarah Palin recently released a video saying Mama Grizzlies attack when their cubs are threatened.  But you want to know what threatens me?  My daughter not having the right to choose.  The fact that if you were in charge of this country, my little cubs wouldn’t have health care.  When the salmon stopped coming down the stream and I didn’t work for three months, guess how we survived?  Unemployment benefits, which is something that you and your gang of candidates want to do away with…Believe me, there are plenty of Mama Grizzlies out there who would disagree with you.   So you’re right — you don’t want to mess with Mama Grizzlies.”

XX Factor calls the video “rather absurd.”  More absurd than the idea of Sarah Palin painting herself as the next feminist icon, or a anti-choice women’s organization campaigning against anti-choice female candidates?   Probably not.

Do you want to let Sarah Palin know she doesn’t speak for you?  Be sure to sign the petition at EMILY’s List.

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7:48AM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

Ban Palin!

7:44AM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

Someone veto her!

12:38AM PDT on Aug 21, 2010

Lipstick on a pig, a grizzly does not make!

9:47AM PDT on Aug 19, 2010

Angela I do think if Hilary was the voice of women they would not have turned on her in 2008. She has to be feeling pretty betrayed.

12:48AM PDT on Aug 19, 2010

Even if 95% of the women of America were born again Christian fundamentalists I don't see them choosing Sarah Palin to be their spokesperson. No, I don't see it in any case, not even out of a bear suit.

12:28AM PDT on Aug 19, 2010

The woman speaking for America is Hillary Rodham Clinton.

11:36PM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

I just watched the Sarah Palin video on Youtube. I don't understand why she's comparing the sort of woman she feels she's campaigning for as Mama Grizzlies. Doesn't Sarah Palin also hunt down grizzlies and kill them? So.... she compares what she thinks of as the good women of America to an animal she doesn't even like and wants destroyed. ??? huh???

8:51PM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

Chris L, I didn't get a chance to look at that yet, but I will. Thanks.

8:44PM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

NO,NO,NO! But as far as I'm concerned neither should EMILY'S LIST.

8:33PM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

Did she skin that bear herself?

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