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January 31, 2008


In the past, you've been very sensitive, perhaps oversensitive, to derogatory comments about Obama that could be seen as racial.

Perhaps we should apply a similarly deconstructionist analysis to Giuliani's remark. If he underlines "honesty" and "integrity" in his sentence, our attention is naturally drawn to the noun that's not underlined: man. McCain is a man. Who in the race is not a man? Hillary Clinton. So Giuliani's remark can be seen as injecting a sexist element into the general election competition between McCain and Clinton.

rob, that is so ridiculous it has to be sarcasm. i hope.

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