Thursday, April 03, 2008

Here's a quick point that I've been thinking about for a while: what's the deal with conservative talking heads defaulting to "Mrs. Clinton" rather than "Sen. Clinton"? Is it just an attempt to reinforce the connection between Hillary and Bill? Or is it something creepier (for example, an attempt to subtly remind people that she's a lady [or, God forbid, a wife])? I suspect it's the former (mostly because I'm unwilling to ascribe such an uncomfortable level of misogyny to people who seem relatively rational [if giant and conservative]), but it does give a person pause.

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