I was about to do a post on taking time off from blogging about politics, saying that what time I did spent blogging would be related to my reunion and that on the “UNofficial” blog of my alma mater.
But, given how much I have heard at my reunion when I mentioned my support for the Republican nominee for the United States Senate or on the Internets when I check my e-mail/scan the blogs about some comment Carly Fiorina made about her fall opponent’s hair, I thought I’d weigh in on that weighty subject.
First, Carly should have known better than to say such a thing (whatever she did say) on an open mike. (Good thing is that she’s learning this lesson early on in the campaign.)
Second, so what? We all say such things about the appearance of others (particularly our rivals). I doubt it will make any difference in the campaign (save to show her as, well, just a regular gal). Interesting how lefties are getting so upset about this. Guess they’d rather focus on a Republican candidate’s gaffes than on the Democratic incumbent’s record.
Don’t remember the media making much of a fuss of Mrs. Boxer’s obnoxious and mean-spirited comments — and those on the record.
Comparing the media treatment of that 3-term Democrat’s “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” comment to her opponent’s hair comment, Mary Helen Ramming observes:
When Carly Fiorina made fun of Barbara Boxer’s hair this week, female bloggers, pundits, and columnists screamed for an immediate apology from Ms. Fiorina. Come on gals, really, as if you want to be held responsible for every comment you have made chatting away with colleagues and co-workers. Put a live mic and camera in front of your face and I bet your demeanor and the content of your comments changes rapidly.
And all this talk of a double-standard between men and women, women taking two steps back for every step forward, and how ‘middle-school’ the whole thing was, well we still haven’t finished dishing about John Edward’s and his hair. How middle-school is that? To whom should I apologize?
Women and men alike gossip about physical appearance. Sarah Palin’s hooters have recently been burning up blogs and web sites. So it isn’t ok for Carly to chat about her opponent’s hair believing that what she said was not being broadcast around the world and it IS ok for the media to speculate about the size of Sarah Palin’s equipment?
Read the whole thing. Also check out Jim Geraghty’s thoughts on the matter.