Monday, September 18, 2006

 

Althouse's Adipose Hypocrisy

Ezra Klein nicely explains the reasons for Ann Althouse's hypocrisy with regard to attractive female lefty bloggers. This is as good a time as any to remind everyone that the Jones "sexual harrasment" nuisance lawsuit fell apart when it was revealed that Clinton was on the lawn of the Governor's Mansion presiding over a very public (and well-covered by the local media) function at the very time he was alleged to have done whatever it was Jones (whose story changed radically about every other day) or her Republican activist husband (who divorced her once the lawsuit gravy train dried up) said had happened. Meanwhile, if having large breasts while appearing with prominent men accused (rightly or wrongly) of harrassing women is a crime, then what does Ann Althouse have to say about Word Salad Pam of Atlas Shrugs twice parading her mammoth mammaries in front of accused harrasser of women John Bolton? UPDATE: As I mentioned in the comments thread, the whole point of this was to give Althouse an excuse to raise up the long-since-discredited "Clinton's a sexual harrasser!" crap. Althouse didn't care who else got hurt in order for her to zap Clinton. The ironic thing is that while none of the politically-motivated sexual-harrassment allegations against Clinton have held up, at least one of his attackers, Dick Armey, has had far more credible sexual-harrassment allegations lodged against him when he was head of the Economics Department at a Texas university. (One female graduate student of his actually transferred to another school to avoid Armey's gropings!)


Comments:
It is stunning that an issue like this has legs, speaking figuratively. What does it do to women to make any part of their participation in politics a matter of a basic and obvious feature of their anatomy? Haven't we made any progress at all?

I've had some major disappointments in the area of superficial distractions but this, a question of women hiding their breasts, for crying out loud, before they can be taken seriously as thinkers and workers?

Living through the 50s again is not going to be any fun, let me just tell you. I remember them.
 
The whole point of this was to give Althouse an excuse to raise up the long-since-discredited "Clinton's a sexual harrasser!" crap. Althouse didn't care who else got hurt in order for her to zap Clinton.

The ironic thing is that while none of the politically-motivated sexual-harrassment allegations against Clinton have held up, at least one of his attackers, Dick Armey, has had far more credible sexual-harrassment allegations lodged against him when he was head of the Economics Department at a Texas university. (One female graduate student of his actually transferred to another school to avoid Armey's gropings!)
 
There's a simple explanation, PW:

Republican good, Democrat bad.
 
I think it's a good sign that blogs are full of breast discussion. It's a nice break from kids with bulletholes in their heads and bombed out weddings and thirsty villages and AIDS riffin' on Africa, and our despotic leader, and our broken elections. Man, it's like layin by the pool with the sun on my legs, my eyes closed and my cup on auto-refill.
 
Right. It all comes back to the CLenis.
 
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