Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Who's the Boss?

No, I'm not going to talk about the Tony Danza-Judith Light vehicle that gave us the ever-so-yummy Alissa Milano. (I know how that disappoints all 3 of you Tony Danza fans, but, hey, I have standards.) Instead, I'm going to be talking about an interesting notion that popped into my head today after reading an interview Elizabeth Edwards did with Salon.com.

But first, a bit of background information. The modern left has maintained that there are some things only certain people can understand. For example, only African-Americans can understand African-American culture, only gays can understand gay culture, women can only understand women's issues, and so on. To them, what makes us different from one another is part of both a shared and an exclusionary experience.

Which brings us to the Salon interview. In a particularly contentious portion of the interview, Elizabeth Edwards tees off on Hillary Clinton. Here is that portion for your review:

I'm sympathetic -- she wants to be commander in chief. But she's [Hillary] just not as vocal a women's advocate as I want to see. John is....And I'm not convinced she'd be as good an advocate for women.

Now, let's go back to the idea of the collective experience for a moment. If the faux left believes only women can understand women's issues, there can be only one logical conclusion.

John Edwards is a woman.

Think about it. Trips to dayspas, $400 haircuts, letting Elizabeth do all the talking for him. Either Edwards is the most p-whipped man in history (sorry, Alan Alda), or he's a woman.

Your Honor, the prosecution rests.

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