Sexist Democrats (or Quote of the Day)

But here’s another revelation. If Mrs. Clinton is correct that she is more likely than Barack Obama to defeat John McCain in November, that implies Republicans and independents are less sexist than Democrats.

That’s from Don Boudreaux’s entertaining opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. It’s funny because it’s true, as they say.

On the same topic, Peggy Noonan reflects on other powerful women in politics, women like Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher, and makes note of the absence of complaints about sexism.

Great women, all different, but great in terms of size, of impact on the world and of struggles overcome. Struggle was not something they read about in a book. They did not use guilt to win election — it comes up zero if you Google “Thatcher” and “You’re just picking on me because I’m a woman.” Instead they used the appeals men used: stronger leadership, better ideas, a superior philosophy.

Something to ponder.


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