Was Sharron Angle Sexist To Tell Harry Reid, “Man Up!”?
Tommy at Mediaite raises a good question. What if Harry Reid had turned to Sharron Angle during their Nevada Senate debate and said, “Act like a lady!”?
One of the sound bites to emerge from last night’s Harry Reid vs. Sharron Angle debate has Angle telling Reid to “man up,” a popular line of attack on Reid from both sides of the political spectrum. While this kind of gender-based attack tends to generate nothing more than an “Oh, snap!” from most observers, imagine what would happen if Reid had told Angle to “act like a lady,” or if President Obama told Sarah Palin to “grow some breasts?”
Sarah Palin once told President Obama to grow some cajones, as in Arizona Governor “Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have to look our for all Americans in this desire of ours to secure our borders and allow legal immigration…” Uh, no. Brewer doesn’t have that particular body part. I love how Tommy Christopher notes how Angle’s shot “plays well in the cheap seats.”