Desperate Argument Du Jour: Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Use ‘Mama Grizzlies’ Because Bears are Pro Choice


Planned Parenthood has a new logo.

How Gail Collins could write this without tears of laughter falling by the gallon and shorting out her laptop is beyond me — but I shed them on her behalf when I read it. I kept waiting for a point in this New York Times article where Collins had to stop herself and write, “I can’t go on — this is just a joke…” But, that point never came:

I think it is time to take back the mama grizzly.

“In real life, they are famous for their reproductive freedom,” said Gloria Steinem over the phone.

This is one of the many things I love about Steinem. When things are darkest, she will come up with a very cheering factoid about Iroquois women in pre-Columbian America or the private life of female bears.

“Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears,” she continued. “They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years — about twice as long as other bears — between having cubs. And after they’re pregnant, if winter is hard or their health is not good or the food supply is uncertain, they re-absorb the embryo into their body.”

This is certainly a side of grizzly home life that we have not been getting from Sarah Palin, who has adopted the bear as the symbol of her movement.

So there you go — grizzly bears are pro-abortion liberals. And did you know that when humans aren’t watching, grizzlies turn into birkenstock-wearing vegetarians who drive Priuses?

If they want to play that game, I could also point out that in the grizzly world there’s no unemployment compensation, no welfare checks, no coddling of enemies, no political correctness, and most importantly, no radical feminist insanity.

Moonbat liberal feminists are so funny.

(h/t Darleen Click)

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