Monday :: Apr 7, 2008

You Want To Talk Misogyny?

by Turkana

Everyone's posting this, so I will, too. Raw Story has an excerpt from Cliff Schechter's upcoming book:

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

Many in the media, and many in the blogs, have revealed a surprising latent misogyny, this campaign season. But McCain could become president. However much antipathy some Democrats may feel for one or the other Democratic candidates, this is the alternative.

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