Sunday, October 29, 2006

Oh, So That's What Desperation Sounds Like

With ten days to go before Election Day and the Virginia Senate race too close to call, George Allen noted that "this campaign ought to be about issues, ideas and a proven record." Shortly thereafter, the Allen campaign released the shocking results of its careful review of challenger Jim Webb's military fiction and accused Webb of "a pattern of disrespectful behavior toward women" based on eight sexually explicit paragraphs culled from his five novels.

Rather than leave it at that, the Allen campaign then wondered, "How can women trust him [Webb] to represent their views in the Senate when chauvinistic attitudes and sexually exploitive references run throughout his fiction and non-fiction writings?"

Right. Better to trust a guy whose chauvinistic attitudes have been shaping public policy for the past 25 years; who (as Congressman) voted against the Family and Medical Leave Act; who (as Governor) opposed women's admission to the state-funded Virginia Military Institute, advocated tougher welfare-to-work programs, and signed a parental notification abortion bill into law; and who (as Senator) opposed over-the-counter sale of emergency contraception and voted against funding for pregnancy prevention programs.

The guy I'm supposed to be concerned about is the one who writes steamy sex scenes?

4 comments:

Coaster Punchman said...

I'd post a thoughtful comment, but I think I might have to binge & purge instead. Sorry.

vikkitikkitavi said...

If I were Webb's campaign manager, I might suggest a line or two about understanding why Allen has a problem telling fiction from reality...

Chris said...

Megan- This sort of freedom-hating has gone on long enough. I wish you'd knock it off with all this liberal "rational thinking". Any more of it and the terr'rists will win!

Megan said...

CP - Lucky you don't have to vote for one of 'em.

Vikki - No, no, this campaign is about ISSUES.

Chris - Bite me.