Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Disgusted Dee Dee

Clintonite Dee Dee Meyers weighs in on the Hillary cardboard cut-out controversy.

Money Q:

"I can’t stop thinking about this picture, and I confess I find it really upsetting. And, no, it’s not because I don’t have a sense of humor. I like to think I have a well-earned reputation for often irreverent, sometimes ill-advised humor. But I’m not laughing now...

"What’s bugging me is his intention. He isn’t putting his hand on her “chest,” as most of the articles and conversations about the picture have euphemistically referred to it. Rather, his hand—cupped just so—is clearly intended to signal that he’s groping her breast. And why? Surely, not to signal he finds her attractive. Au contraire. It’s an act of deliberate humiliation. Of disempowerment. Of denigration.

"And it disgusts me."

As for all those old jokes about her former boss, and his actual groping of actual women, no doubt Dee Dee Myers laughs her head off.


Anonymous Bob said...

Gil - Money Q. Wheres the question?

December 9, 2008 at 9:44 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Q stands for Quote, not Question.

December 9, 2008 at 10:10 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Ahhh. Got it!

December 9, 2008 at 10:22 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Dee Dee is right, this is so offensive and inconsiderate to women. I am a man yet I carry a great deal of uneasyness when viewing the picture and seeing him 'cup' Hillary Clinton. This is an injustice that needs to be addressed immediately!

December 9, 2008 at 4:19 PM 

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