Here is, I think, a

Here is, I think, a profoundly stupid headline from a column in Long Island’s liberal Newsday: “Significance of Pelosi’s Gender is Getting Lost.” The column decries the fact that the reaction to Pelosi’s selection as minority leader has focused on the fact that she is a “San Francisco Democrat” rather than on her gender. This would seem to me to be a good thing. Curiously, the author, Marie Cocco, derides “Republican spinners” for pigeonholing Pelosi as a liberal. Yet Cocco acknowledges that “The nation has voted above all, for a muscular military and foreign policy that Pelosi herself stood against when she voted against authorizing war in Iraq.” But, hey, so what? The important thing is she’s a woman.


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