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There's Nothing Wrong With Being A Diva
October 27, 2008 - Joselyn King
If being "a diva" means ignoring bad advice when you know it's bad and trusting your own instincts -- we should all aspire to being divas.
And a special salute to all the divas out there -- shout out and be recognized.
I was quick to criticize when Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin wanted to avoid "the filters of the mainstream media," and when it was revealed that Jill Six Pack of the North had a new $150,000 wardrobe courtesy of the Republican National Committee and and their taste for Sax Fifth Aveue.
Turns out that Palin was just turning where the RNC pointed her, and putting on whatever cloak of a message they threw at her -- regardless of how expensive it was to her own reputation and the campaign's.
But no more. Palin says she's back to wearing the same coat from her "favorite consignment shop in Anchorage," and relying on her own instincts.
For this, her own campaign termed her "a diva." And they meant it like being a diva was a bad thing.
Apparently when you're a male and trust your instincts to do what is right, you're "a maverick," and you're material to be president of the U.S.
But if you are a woman who must fight to do things in the way you think leads to success, you're "a diva," and you're not a team player willing to play a supporting role in team's drive to victory.
The truth is Palin has extremely high approval ratings as Alaska's governor, and GOP handlers were incorrect in not taking advantage of whatever tangibles put Palin at the top.
If it was a ratty consignment store coat that brought her to Alaska's political dance and made her queen, she should continue to wear it.
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