“Women in politics” is the topic on the minds of “men” in the chattering class these days.
First, all ten people watching Chris Matthews’ show last week on MSNBC would have been witness to a scene comparable to that of a gaggle of petty middle school girls. Matthews played GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s latest television ad and joked around with guests Alex Wagner of Politics Daily and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe that O’Donnell was cute and her mannerisms (and those of Sarah Palin) were “attractive as he–,” but basically she had nothing going on upstairs.
He then joyfully ran a recent CNN clip of O’Donnell analyzing the political ramifications of Obama vetoing his own health care law close to the 2012 elections. She said it could leave him vulnerable to — and has already seen ads in support of — a Hillary Clinton run in 2012. Of course, Matthews and his panel laughed this off, saying that she must be making this up.
Big Journalism calls out Matthews and his lack of Googling: “Breitbart.tv, CBS, Politico, and even Gawker seemed to find the ads on what’s known as the ‘Internet,’ but the subject is strangely absent on the search engine on MSNBC, so I guess we can excuse Chris this once because it appears that MSNBC would not cover it. ”
We “conservative cuties” profoundly disagree with Chris Matthews, and it just kills him. Why? Perhaps the young Republican he asked to the prom said “no” and he’s never recovered — or maybe he’s just a troglodyte.
Secondly, Tom Junod of Esquire feels perfectly comfortable saying that “The Democratic Party is boring. And its women are either old or unattractive.” I may agree with the boring part, but the rest is just catty. Come to think of it, both guys are being catty. So “boys,” put your claws away and just report the news please.