Surfing the Washington Times, this morning, I happen across Andrew Breitbart . I’d heard about the incident he writes about, here, but hadn’t given it much thought, until now.
If the photo had exposed a Republican offender, there’d already be a full-bore media scandal and cascading resignations. MSNBC would be rearranging its schedules for a wall-to-wall 24/7 bonanza. Rachel Maddow would finally have her big story. Barbara Boxer, Patricia Schroeder and other righteous feminists would walk up the Capitol steps, reprising the time they tried to destroy Clarence Thomas – for nothing.
Yet so far there is no groundswell of feminist rage in the District of Columbia. The unnamed co-conspirator thrusting the beer bottle into the mouth of the designated secretary of state isn’t yet a household slur.
Instead, with the accused being a member of the protected Democratic class, we only have a quick peripheral debate. The mainstream media headlines soften the story’s implications: “Obama speechwriter Favreau learns the perils of Facebook” (CNN).
Next time, don’t share your coarseness with the world. It’s the technology’s fault.
He’s correct of course. We males have spent a freakin’ lifetime attending sensitivity classes which have centered their existance on teaching us that as Breitbart says…
Every sexual harassment training manual makes exceedingly clear that this type of behavior is intolerable. If only former President Bill Clinton could offer his sage advice on sexual harassment and put this conundrum to rest.
If, for instance, President Bush’s former speechwriter Michael Gerson had been caught in flagrante cartone, he would have stepped down before the president could fire him. If not, the media, the feminist establishment and the Democratic Party leadership would have destroyed Mr. Gerson and Mr. Bush and crafted a “culture of harassment” umbrella descriptor to hang around the administration’s neck in perpetuity.
In GOP land, apologies and resignations are never enough.
However, the Democratic double standard on political correctness kicked in immediately as the feminist establishment, the media and even Mrs. Clinton herself came forth to save the fast-rising Obama wordsmith.
Can she fix it? Yes, she can.
And we can do some replacements vis a vie the cutout to illustrate the double standard even further. Imagine, for example that the cardboard cutout you’re dealing with is one of Condi Rice, Barbra Bush, Mary Kathryn Ham, Ann Coulter, or any number of those on the right. Why, it would never have been mentioned at all. Even the quick debate that ensued in this case, wouldn’t have occurred. Indeed, the whole thing would have been looked upon by leftists with silent approval.
(Aside… in my head, I can hear a Monty Python voice saying “Good morning, Mrs Cutout…”)
Breitbart dryly notes:
Mrs. Clinton ignored the sexism and sexual assault the photo projected and accepted Mr. Favreau’s apology through her spokesman Philippe Reines, who weirdly joked, “Senator Clinton is pleased to learn of Jon’s obvious interest in the State Department, and is currently reviewing his application.”
This is not the first time, of course, that Mrs. Clinton has saved a man from exceedingly bad behavior with women. In fact, it’s her signature skill.
Well, there is that. But why? To help her political aspirations. Had a noted Republican been groping her cutout in the photo, she’d have been screaming, too.
A bunch of drunks getting rowdy is news? No, of course not. But the reactions of the Democrat protected class, are an object lesson. As will be, alas, the reaction to Breitbart, for having the actual stones to even consider writing such an article where people might read it.
At the least, though Breitbart should be highly praised for resisting the tempatation to suggest that the carboard cutout had a better figure than the real thing, and is likley smarter.
Addendum: (David L )
I shall be brief. My keyboard is double spaced.
This entire incident can be explained by one Nina Burleigh :
“I would be happy to give him[B.J. Clinton] a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.”
Burleigh’s Law: Gender feminists are whores.
Mrs. Clinton is a gender feminist.