Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sexist National Review: Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, & Samantha Power "Nagged" Obama Into Going to War

Remember the creep who wanted Hillary Rodham Clinton to iron his shirt? I think maybe his name is Mark Krikorian, the deeply sexist neanderthal who writes for the sexist National Review:

Look, I'm a sensitive New Age guy — I cook, I do laundry, I choke up at movies (well, Gladiator, anyway). But does anyone think our enemies abroad are as enlightened as we are about feminism? Steyn is right that the specific lesson they're learning is that nukes are the best insurance against invasion — but a broader one is that our commander-in-chief is an effete vacillator who is pushed around by his female subordinates. Prof. Althouse notes, "A feminist milestone: Our male President has been pulled into war by 3 women," and Senator Graham scored points with "I Thank God for Strong Women in the Obama Administration," but we're going to pay for this.

Before you send me any burning bras, the problem is not with women leaders — the enemies of the Virgin Queen and the Iron Lady can attest to that. The problem is not even with the president having strong female subordinates. Rather, Obama's pusillanimity has been hugely magnified by the contrast with the women directing his foreign policy and the fact that they nagged him to attack Libya until he gave in. Maybe it's unfair and there shouldn't be any difference from having a male secretary of state do the same thing, but there is. ("They Know Who Wears the Pants in this Country" (!) )

Via Media Matters: Sexism Is Alive And Well At National Review [via]

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