"Just as I cannot support just any African American who decides to offer themselves up for public service, I will not toss my vote to someone just because we share the same chromosome mix. Identity politics, especially in this case, are a sham in the worst order." - Goldie Taylor's journal, September 7, 2008
Here Ms Taylor gives a clear and incisive look at Ms Palin's narrative and what she has to offer to other women. Simply voting for people who look like you is not enough. A candidate worthy of a vote needs to contribute to empowering others weaker than themself, laying a brick for them to rise above their circumstances, helping them to have an opportunity to work for and achieve better life. Ms Taylor writes, "This fall, I'm not looking for a woman. I'm looking for a brick layer."