September 16, 2006

MODERN FEMINISM DEFIES GENDER STEREOTYPES with statements like “Ann Althouse is a nasty old crone.”

One might almost think that feminism has become nothing more than a subset of the Democratic Party’s activist base. Actually, that has become so obvious that even Maureen Dowd managed to figure it out when she famously commented: “Feminism died in 1998 when Hillary allowed henchlings and Democrats to demonize Monica as an unbalanced stalker, and when Gloria Steinem defended Mr. Clinton against Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones.”

It’s all about supporting the right people politically, even if it turns you into a groper’s support group. Which was, of course, the point of Althouse’s post.

UPDATE: Reader Patrick Kelly emails:

I think it is now safe to say, after hundreds of comments at Ann Althouses’s blog, Feminisitng, TalkLeft, your wife’s, many others, and your post, that Jessica Lindstrom has the most famous breasts in the portion of the blogosphere to which I admit visiting.

On a related note, I find it appalling that anyone would find it acceptable to dine with a former President in clothes as casual as those in the picture. To paraphrase Kos “would it kill you to wear a jacket?”

I agree with Kos on that. [LATER: I'm not the only one: "I find myself in surprised agreement with Markos Moulitsas: it wouldn't have killed those people to have all dressed more formally. I'd wear a suit and tie if I was meeting former President Clinton. Heck, I'd wear a suit and tie if I was meeting former President Carter. For my own pride's sake, if nothing else."]

MORE: Matt Sherman looks at making the personal political. And vice versa, these days.

STILL MORE: The left blogosphere is starting to sound unhinged over this one. In the comments at Helen’s they’re calling us “Taliban Republicans.” Er, yeah, because we’re like, anti-sex and stuff. Riiiight. Tell it to Richard Bennett and Ben Domenech. [Wait, I thought you were libertarian hedonists? -- ed. That would be closer.]

And if Atrios thinks that publishing this photo is embarrassing to either of us, well it just proves he’s missing the point as usual. Jeez.

Meanwhile, over at the National Journal’s Beltway Blogroll Daniel Glover is calling the Clinton lunch the “the blog lunch that backfired.” Yeah, you can’t take these people anywhere.

Plus, ouch.

FINALLY: Pretty much the last word: “We thought we were the movers and shakers, so how come everybody is laughing at us?”