5:08 pm, March 26th | by Amy Tennery
Earlier today, The Jane Dough’s Laura Donovan took on Andrew Sullivan, who had disparaged Hillary Clinton as a “non-feminist.” His argument was that she rode her husband’s coattails and that’s how she got into politics. Margaret Thatcher, by his estimation, had the more legitimate start in government.
I’m not going to get into their career origins here (they’re both accomplished, both smart — let’s move on). But while Sullivan’s argument focused on Clinton and Thatcher’s professional development, a few of our commenters focused on Clinton’s personal background. And what I saw was something I’ve read many times before: “Empowered” has come to mean “perfect.”
10:30 am, March 19th | by Amy Tennery
But while it’s not popular with most of the big-name GOP set, a Fox News Watch panel on Sunday defended the movie, arguing that it showed the tremendous uphill battle Palin faced just getting prepared for a campaign. Which is fair; objectively, many would argue that Palin was at a disadvantage in the weeks leading up to her debut on the ticket. Unfortunately, the Fox panel pointed this out with a hefty side dish of condescension.