Can three days go by without me mentioning our favorite right-wing pundit, Kleinheider? No, I guess not.
Anyway, he steps in it yesterday good, and then keeps stepping, then trailing mud through the house, when he starts spouting off about how women are.
It’s good fun and you should not miss it. Coble takes him to task both there and over at her place.
Anyway, as a favor to the hottest man in right-wing punditry in Nashville who is not advocating shooting undocumented workers, I’ve created this little guide:
How To Keep the Women-Folk Untroubled by Your Right-Wing Punditry
1. And this ought to go without saying, the falafel has no place in sex.
2. Women are a part of America. When you say, “People always talk about whether America is ready to elect a women president. You assume that they are talking about men accepting women as authority figures.” you acknowledge and then reinforce that, sing it along with me kids, “Men are, in general, in the system, more powerful than women and one of the main luxuries they have is of being the default human beings and the arbiters of what is appropriate public discourse and what is not. [emphasis added]” Please, for the love of god, if you can see that you’re reinforcing this idea that “America” means “American men,” don’t do it!
3. Don’t presume that women (or men) make decisions based primarily on the gender of the candidate. Even if you believe this to be true, you will outrage us when you assume it matter-of-factly.
4. And perhaps most importantly, when you see you’ve dug yourself into a hole you’re having trouble getting out of, stop digging. Your “I know a lot of women. Some of them are different than you and these women prove my point” is never going to trump our “We have cooters, jackass, don’t try to tell us how women are.”
That is all. You can thank me later.