Frankly, I think Todd Akin
has every right to say that Claire McKaskill was "unladylike." And we have every right to say that he's kind of a dick.
More or less seriously, "ladylike" is the analogue to "gentlemanly." Few of us would have any complaint if one (male) debater said of another: "He did not act like a gentleman." Still, even though I don't think that this latest alleged gaffe is much of a muchness, it does provide an opportunity for fun...
Attend the tale of Akin, Todd
He tried to speak and things got odd
His words can make your brain cells fry
Especially if you lack chromosome Y
And yet his state may give the nod
To Akin, Todd
Missouri's answer to Dubya
Speaking of Dubya...
Maybe Bush should have spoken at the convention after all. Turns out Dubya is more popular than Mitt Romney these days.
A Bloomberg News National Poll released Wednesday has Bush receiving a favorable rating from 46 percent of those surveyed and an unfavorable rating from 49 percent. That’s compared to Romney’s 43 percent favorable and 50 percent unfavorable.
That also makes Bush more popular than Obama in most polls before the recent batch.
I understand why presidents become more popular after they leave the White House: They carry the aura of the office while no longer being subject to daily attacks. But Dubya is a special case. He was really, really
bad -- and we cannot allow the historical revisionists to convince the next generation otherwise.