Friday, September 28, 2012

A couple of notes

Todd. 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.
2nd verse

Attend the tale of Akin, Todd
Who thought his words were sent by god
No clue had he about the sexes
some say because he had no XX’s
some say because he was a pest
who put vaginas to a test
because they have that secret way
of knowing just which sperm should stay.
You think his state may give the nod?
Oh hell no, no not Akin, Todd.


The problem was not the word "unladylike" - it was the stereotyping associated with the word "aggressive" - that being a man's domain. If a lady comes out swinging - that's inappropriate because we're supposed to be sweet, docile, submissive and to just STFU already!! We all know pushy broads are beeatches and not "team players", right??
Blaming the Chimp for his failings seems to me a bit like blaming Caligula's horse Incitatus for his failings as a Roman consul.

Blame whoever put the chimp in charge.

Too bad the DSCC (yes, the DSCC) spent all that money during the Republican primary to get him the nomination because they thought he would be easy to beat. We might end up with 6 years of him in the Senate as a result.
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