McCain Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Is a Bitch

Alex Castellanos is a Republican consultant. And yesterday he said on CNN that Hillary Clinton is mistaken when she says that there has been a lot of sexism directed against her in this campaign. Why? Because, Castellanos said, sometimes women really are bitches.

Alex Castellanos on CNN

Here’s the interesting part, though. He couldn’t say the word “bitch” (emphasis in original):

If I can disagree, I think you’re dead wrong. She’s dead wrong. And I think she thinks her problem is she’s a woman. Her problem is she’s Hillary Clinton. And some women, by the way, are named that and it’s accurate.

He then went on to name the qualities that make Sen. Clinton a bitch: she’s tough, abrasive, aggressive, and irritating. The one word he didn’t use was the one he said was the right word for Clinton and “some women”: bitch.

Well, let’s see … what other women in public life are known for being tough, abrasive, aggressive, and irritating? Laura Bush? No, definitely not. She’s not a bitch. How about Condoleezza Rice? Or Lynne Cheney? Bitches, both. Of course, we know that abrasive, aggressive, and irritating men are never bitches, so we must sadly eliminate otherwise highly qualified male bitch candidates such as Douglas Feith, Dick Cheney, William Kristol, and the Big Cheese himself.

4 Responses to “McCain Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Is a Bitch”

  1. jordan says:

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  2. Ciccina says:

    This is like the umpteenth example I’ve seen of a man (usually a man) arguing that sexism wasn’t a factor in the campaign, and then letting lose with sexist comments. It seems to be the daily talking points – everyone is saying it right now. Its like the entire political chattering class only has one brain between them, and they pass it around so everyone says the same thing. Like the three witches in Macbeth, with their one eyeball, except in this case the eyeball has a cataract and was left to roll around under the sofa for a few weeks.

    I think the facts are pretty plain: the political media elite, mostly men, are very happy with the current state of gender affairs and don’t want anything to change. and they are willing to be quite aggressive in their defense of the status quo. their nightmare is that they wake up one morning and a female exec tells them that they need to start reporting with female viewers/ readers in mind, and suddenly there are more female colleagues than male, and they have to talk about issues they think are pointless like access to family planning or Gardisil. It would ruin their clubhouse. It would make them feel less important. No way do they want that to happen. So pretend sexism doesn’t exist. Or if it does, it doesn’t effect anything important. but mostly, don’t ever mention it. no, that wouldn’t do at all.

  3. bostondreams says:

    And of course, this guy advises the candidate the Clintonites say they will vote for because of Obama’s supposed sexism. The candidate himself enjoys calling his wife crude names. Lovely.

  4. Tony Smith says:

    He said in shorthand what many Democrats have been saying all along. Cool. So we’ll vote for the openly sexist rather than those who pretend to be liberals.

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