It’s bad enough that David Frum and Charles Krauthammer aren’t all excited about Sarah Palin — although I still find Krauthammer TOTALLY hawt and not just because he can’t run away. Did you know:
Seems that Mr. Krauthammer recorded one of the highest scores that Prof. [Charles] Murray had ever seen on an IQ exercise involving memory. Mr. Krauthammer performed the oral test while driving in traffic at 70 miles per hour.
Hawt. Crash hawt.
Anyway, Jonathan Kay tries hard to be onside but he sounds kind of… 1980s “Wimmins Fire Brigade”/organic washable menstrual cloths/Lilith Fair-y…
The Boob-Girlie effect is still with us — but in a far more complicated way than the Atlantic City protestors experienced. These days, the syndrome isn’t so much imposed by the Bert Parks of the world, but by women themselves — who have unilaterally bought into the dubious notion, peddled by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Carrie Bradshaw to the hot-sex-at-any-cost propagandists at Cosmo, that dolling yourself up with “instruments of female torture” is a healthy, self-empowering part of a normal woman’s life.
What he doesn’t seem to realize is that not all of us are prepared to toss those “instruments of female torture” into the bin. They might not be healthy or even “self-empowering”, but so what– as long as someone else pays for ’em: