“Hard Ball”’s Chris Matthews dropped by Craig Ferguson’s show to promote his new book for twentysomethings, The Hardball Handbook: How To Win At Life. In it, Matthews applies politicians’ techniques to everyday problems politicians don’t care about, like your love life. Since it’s “The Late Late Show,” Chris gets down and dishes the dirt on former-President Bill Clinton. How did he do it, and by “it,” we mean all those women? At the two minute mark, you’ll find out.
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Last night I was watching Hardball and Chris Matthews asked one of his guests, radio host Heidi Harris, why most women vote Democratic. She said, “Sadly, a lot of women are very emotional, and they tend to think with their hearts and not with their minds about some of these issues. They tend to feel more of these kind of things than think it through.” This annoyed me, on a number of levels, because A) I don’t think it’s true that women, in general, vote with their hearts not their heads, B) I don’t see what the problem is with voting with your heart, in theory, and C) can’t you vote with both? Like, the head follows the heart or another such phrase? Anyway, then Harris launched into a whole rant about how women don’t really care about issues like abortion rights because the young women can’t remember a time without Roe V. Wade, and older women are too dried up to get pregs anyways. It was way insulting. But it got me thinking about the election and how you vote. Keep reading »
So the Democratic race for the nomination is finally over (yay, no more Hardball dominating our Tivo!), but just in case you missed any of the details, Slate has put together a brilliant 8 minute synopsis of how it all went down. Think of it as video Cliff Notes. [Slate]
P.S. Fox News, referring to Michelle Obama as Barack Obama’s “baby mama” is insanely disrespectful. [Jezebel] Keep reading »