Thursday, May 14, 2009

Political Battle of the Sexes

I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what political party we affiliate ourselves with – we love to hate women. Until they make a serious boo-boo, male politicos are judged on merit. Of course, some partisans will snicker about intelligence and make Satan comparisons…but for the most part, poly-dudes are fairly evaluated. Women, on the other hand are subject to a bit more scrutiny…accent, attire, make-up, hair, wrinkles, weight and likability…just to name *a few*. Katherine Harris, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Meghan McCain and Michelle Obama have all been targets.

Once a woman enters the political ring (either by choice or by association) she becomes joke fodder. Laura Bush’s Stepford wife likeness has been replaced by Michelle Obama’s Hulkish and (gasp!) bare arms. Who can forget Katherine Harris’ Tammy Faye Baker comparison? How about Nancy Pelosi’s waxy Botoxic face? We are mean…all of us…men and women alike. Racist jokes are bad but sexist jokes are funny? I beg of you people to be more correctly politically incorrect...the next time you want to make fun of a politico – make fun of two and make sure one has a penis…an affirmative action indeed!

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