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May 28, 2008


Can you blame Scott McClellan for being pissed off?


*&^%$#@ interloper...

Posted by Cassandra at May 28, 2008 08:12 AM

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How many of you know how that is?

Posted by: Cassandra at May 28, 2008 05:13 PM

Dana Perino?

Posted by: Patrick Chester at May 28, 2008 05:37 PM

A stuffed marmoset is on its way to you by parcel post, sir :p

She is a hot tomato, no es verdad? And one very smart lady too.

I love watching her outclass the media. She makes me so proud to be female. Not that I can take credit for her accomplishments in any way, but she is really a pro. I was very worried when Tony Snow left the White House, but Dana makes the job look easy.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 28, 2008 05:42 PM

I had no idea who it was. Or who Scott McClellan was. I had to go look at Memeorandum to try and figure out what had you worked up today. :)

Posted by: Grim at May 28, 2008 05:49 PM

You point to an interesting similarity between men and women, though: both men and women look to women to make them proud of their sex. "She makes me proud to be..." is a statement that makes sense whether the last of it is "...a man" or "...a woman."

"He makes me proud to be a man," on the other hand, is something I've never heard anyone say. Googling the phrase gets three results. The first one is someone else saying, "I've never heard anyone say, 'He makes me proud to be a man.'" Of the other two, one is a gay website, and the other is showing solidarity with someone who sings very badly.

Posted by: Grim at May 28, 2008 05:53 PM

My Dad (who is someone I am very proud of, by the way) always told me that it is women who set the moral tone for society.

I thought about that a lot, growing up. I do not think that we do it alone. In many ways, I think we look to men to set an objective standard which can be applied regardless of circumstances, whereas we women soften that with knowledge of human nature and some awareness of the mitigating circumstances that cause any inflexible rule to fail if it is too rigidly applied.

Men need, by their very nature, to be admired and respected. And we women are glad to do this, for we find much that is worthy of admiring in the strength and courage of men. We take from your example, and we add to it from our own experience. I love hearing what men think: not because I have the slightest trouble thinking for myself (dear Lord, there are times I wish I could turn my brain off!), but because your minds work so differently from mine and they delight me.

Posted by: Cass at May 28, 2008 06:30 PM

"She is a hot tomato"

Therefore?? What? She gets a pass when it comes to her knoweldge of history?

Hot tomato nothwithstanding, she's put her foot in her mouth more times than her boss. Almost.

Posted by: Alex at May 28, 2008 07:02 PM

Absolutely. Hey, who liberated Auschwitz?

Posted by: Grim at May 28, 2008 07:10 PM

That's not surprising, actually. She wasn't hired as a historian. She's a press secretary. Her major in college was communications if I'm not mistaken, not History.

I took American history I can't tell you how many times. After WWII, the history books basically checked out.

So, we are supposed to be surprised? She isn't a history major. Are you telling me that you have no holes in your knowledge of modern history?

Posted by: Cass at May 28, 2008 07:11 PM

Nice one, Grim :p

Posted by: Cass at May 28, 2008 07:11 PM

For what it's worth, I have never had any problem admitting when I do not know anything. It's the people who are ignorant and won't admit it (or who feel compelled to lie about it) who scare the crap out of me.

In my job, I frequently am asked questions I don't know the answer to. I always admit when I don't know. And then I either find out the answer or find someone who does know. Oddly enough, though I"m a woman in a mostly male field, I've never had anyone question my competence. In fact, I've had many people tell me they appreciate the fact that I am confident enough to admit when I don't know something and honest enough not to waste their time.

No one knows everything. Even you, I'd wager :p

Posted by: Cass at May 28, 2008 07:16 PM

But Grim, can she name all 57 states?

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at May 28, 2008 07:18 PM

No one knows everything. Even you, I'd wager :p

Probably not the smug jackass on CNN shaking his head over Perino's ignorance, either.

Posted by: Grim at May 28, 2008 07:19 PM

But Grim, can she name all 57 states?

Heck, can she name the town she's speaking in today?

Posted by: Grim at May 28, 2008 07:21 PM

Grim, Cass--I'm more scared about the "I see dead people" speech-- it sure seemed like he was reading from a prepared text.

"Long unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see some of them in the crowd today"? How the FRICK did that get past folks?

Posted by: Foxfier at May 28, 2008 07:56 PM

They all look like they could just eat her up.

The Holes Of History? You mean revisionist crap?

Posted by: Cricket at May 28, 2008 08:52 PM

Heheh. Great commentary in this thread.

Grim, you applied some serious weight on that snark button! =8^}

And my goodness, did you hit the ground running today Milady. Excellent work at VC, as usual.

I did not comment on this earlier, when you first posted the thread, simply because I did not wish to expose the Fetching, Quick Wit and Intellect addressed Park Avenue Hubba Hubba box -right next to the cheese danish bikini box- into which my old male mind leapt as it was jarred from its natural idling state by the image of Ms. Perino (the biggest who clue for any who had yet to see her enough to id her was the name of the image. perino). =8^}

But now the day is done and I'm off to slumberville -To Sleep Perchance to Dream - Nahhh to shift into neutral/idle- where all the men are honorable, all the women are strong, all the kids are above average and politicians never utter a stray, misleading or outright false word... Contrary to an apparent genetic or at least predisposed trait common in most politicians, which is the trait of speaking as rapidly as possible. That is until they can think of something to say.


Posted by: bthun at May 28, 2008 10:29 PM

. The accumulated wars that formed the U.S. are another example that men are considered less important than property. Men died for property, while women lived on the property that served as their husband's graves.
. Put another way, [empires] become [empires] through the deaths of men.
Because men died, empires can be seen as a form of male subservience; because the intent was to protect men's families, empires can be seen as a male's contribution to survival. It is often said that women are a civilizing balance to the innately warlike male. It COULD be said that because men took care of the killing FOR women, men civilized WOMEN. When survival was the
issue, men killed to protect the children that women bore; it was the male form of nurturing, their contribution to the civilizing balance.
. Whether killing in war or making a killing on Wall Street, men were protecting what women bore.

- Warren Farrell, 'The Myth of Male Power' -

Posted by: OBloody Hell at May 29, 2008 08:49 PM

So who did liberate Auschwitz, anyway?

Posted by: DensityDuck at June 6, 2008 05:42 PM

Watch me step in it :p

Auschwitz is in Poland. I believe it would have to have been the Soviets (i.e., the Red Army). But I have forgotten a lot of my history.

Also, Obama didn't have an uncle, did he? Wasn't his mother an only child? How did he suddenly acquire an uncle? By osmosis?

Maybe it was the Kenyan army.

Posted by: Cassandra at June 6, 2008 05:54 PM

Step in it? Naaaah. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! =;^}

Posted by: bthun at June 6, 2008 07:33 PM

Sorry, all ... I'm 17 months late on this thread. But I ran across the picture of the Divine Dana Perino and couldn't help myself. Despite the stupidity of your resident imbecile Alex, I enjoyed the commentary.

This lady is smart as a whip and really, really fun to look at. Yum.

Posted by: Jaibones at November 17, 2009 10:45 PM