Jun 30, 2007

Those cold and unfeeling Republicans

Ann Althouse points out that the shitstorm (pardon me) brought on by the Romney dog story evokes the long-standing meme that Republicans are heartless.
Isn't it quite standard to plant the idea that Republicans lack feeling? I was just reading this review of a biography of Condoleezza Rice ("Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power," by Marcus Mabry). The reviewer, Jonathan Freedland, tells us the reader feels "oddly estranged" from Rice, not through any fault of the author's, but because of the "chilly steel he finds" in her heart[.]
Yes, the heartless bastards have no feelings, yet they're also irrational and emotional.

It's a paradox, I tell you.

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