Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Vagina Dentata

Chris Matthews fears that Hillary Clinton might have one of those, and that she will use it to snap off the penises of all the boys. Or perhaps she will castrate them with her pinking shears? Or saw their testicles off with a nail file?

Not sure, but I'm pretty sure that the nightmares of Chris Matthews must have had something like that as their plot. For why would he otherwise harp and harp on the castration fear when discussing powerful women in politics?

An example:

On the December 17 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews claimed: "Every day I pick up the paper and there's another quote out there from somebody who's a wannabe, saying whatever the Clinton people told them to say apparently." Moments later, Matthews asked Financial Times U.S. managing editor Chrystia Freeland: "[A]ren't you appalled at the willingness of these people to become castratos in the eunuch chorus here or whatever they are?" Matthews made the comment in the context of discussing endorsements of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and specifically that of former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE), who made reference following a December 16 campaign event to, among other things, Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) middle name.

Media Matters for America cites some other examples, both by Tweety and by other boys.

Me, I'm really fed up with this avenue of exploration. It would be more interesting if someone actually made up a snapping vagina and then took it to Tweety's show. Do you think that he would run?