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June 30, 2010

Item #3: Barack Obama, Our First Woman President

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2010 5:07 AM

Obama fan-girl Kathleen Parker says Barack Obama may be our first woman president, which is only fair because Bill Clinton was already (according to Toni Morrison) our first black president.

Generally speaking, men and women communicate differently. Women tend to be coalition builders rather than mavericks (with the occasional rogue exception). While men seek ways to measure themselves against others, for reasons requiring no elaboration, women form circles and talk it out.
Obama is a chatterbox who makes Alan Alda look like Genghis Khan.

She goes on to say that it's his style of passivity and talky coalition-building that has made him so blowfully ineffectual in dealing with situations that demand action, like the gulf oil spill. (Still waiting for a fanboy to step up to the plate and defend his response, BTW.) I think this is an insult to Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, either of whom would have acted decisively in response to the oil spill.

Parker isn't the first to make this observation, Lucy Berrington and Jeff Onore made a similar observation back in 2008.

He is like a woman: slim, good looking, with long elegant fingers, appealingly dressed - all terms more typically ascribed to female candidates.
Hillary has long been accused of androgyny - trying to sound like a man, flexing her rhetorical muscle - but on Thursday night it was Obama who won the androgyny sweepstakes.

Mark Morford just excused himself to the men's room and won't be back for ten minutes. Do NOT shake hands with him afterwards.