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In Defense of EMILY's List

So it would appear that I need to don my wetsuit one more time and swim across the pond to defend the honor of EMILY’s list.

The last time I did this was earlier this summer, when EMILYs List — a national political group dedicated to electing pro-choice progressive women — launched a campaign, “Sarah Doesn’t Speak For Me.” The group ran an ad openly mocking Sarah Palin’s whole “mama grizzly” trope for conservative women. In the ad, women dressed in bear costumes voiced their concerns over such issues as health care policy and federal support for education to explain why Palin does not speak for them. While many feminist bloggers pilloried the ad, I was quite sympathetic. I thought it was funny, clever and appropriately outrageous.

Now, EMILY’s list would appear to be in hot water once again. This time, it concerns the Smart Girl Summit that took place in Arlington, Va., last week. Smart Girl Summit is an outgrowth of Smart Girl Politics, which bills itself as “the home on the Internet for conservative women and grassroots activism.”

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Yesterday, I was also over on Politics Daily talking about how emerging terrorist threats are darkening Europe’s immigration debate.

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