Wonder Woman on Sarah Palin

Lynda Carter rejects comparisons of the GOP veep candidate to the superhero.


Katharine Mieszkowski
September 16, 2008 9:40PM (UTC)

"Don't get me started. She's the anti-Wonder Woman. She's judgmental and dictatorial, telling people how they've got to live their lives. And a superior religious self-righteousness … that's just not what Wonder Woman is about. Hillary Clinton is a lot more like Wonder Woman than Mrs. Palin. She did it all, didn't she?

"No one has the right to dictate, particularly in this country, to force your own personal views upon the populace -- religious views. I think that is suppressive, oppressive, and anti-American. We are the loyal opposition. That's the whole point of this country: freedom of speech, personal rights, personal freedom. Nor would Wonder Woman be the person to tell people how to live their lives. Worry about your own life! Worry about your own family! Don't be telling me what I want to do with mine.

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"I like John McCain. But this woman -- it's anathema to me what she stands for. I think America should be very afraid. Very afraid. Separation of church and state is the one thing the creators of the Constitution did agree on -- that it wasn't to be a religious government. People should feel free to speak their minds about religion but not dictate it or put it into law."

-- Actress and singer Lynda Carter, best known for playing Wonder Woman in the '70s, responding to a question from Philadelphia Magazine about what she makes of Republican comparisons of Sarah Palin to the superhero.


Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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