Ed Driscoll


SHADES OF THE IMPEACHMENT WARS: Remember during the impeachment of Bill Clinton, when the left and feminists (and the feminist left) would twist their arguments to the point where it resembled pretzels and Silly Straws? Pretzel logic, once thought to be fit only for Steely Dan records, is far from dead these days:

In a sworn statement to be made public Tuesday, University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman said a four-letter word used toward women can sometimes be used as a “term of endearment.”

The comment comes from Hoffman’s latest sworn testimony in connection with a federal lawsuit against the university. 9NEWS received a copy of the passage in question from the university after sources both outside and inside CU told us about it.

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In the deposition, Hoffman was asked whether the “c-word” is “filthy and vile.”

She said she knows the word is a swear word, but “It is all in the context of what–of how it is used and when it is used.”

She was asked, “Can you indicate any polite context in which that word would be used?”

Hoffman answered, “Yes, I’ve actually heard it used as a term of endearment.”

A CU spokeswoman said President Hoffman is aware of the negative connotations associated with the word.

But, the spokesperson said, because Hoffman is a medieval scholar, she is aware of the long history of the word. She said it was not always a negative term.

Decorum prevents me from mentioning the school’s initials are the same two…

…Well–moving right along now!