J. Goodrich

J. Goodrich is a recovering economist and the sole proprietor of the political blog Echidne of the Snakes. She also blogs for TAPPED.

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DISENFRANCHISING ANN COULTER.

This would, of course, be one of the outcomes if Ann Coulter's "modest proposal" about women losing their suffrage would be carried out. How does she reconcile being the voice of scorn and contempt towards women and its object, too? I'm glad I don't know the answer to that, even if it's all only a performance.

Garance's earlier post on this topic is titled "Coulter Comes Out Against Women Voting". In fact, this is not the first time she has advocated the abolition of her own rights. Here are a few earlier examples:

HERE BE THE DRAGONS.

That charming sentence was supposedly added to old maps when the map reached an area that nobody had any knowledge about. I love the idea! To leave off the technical work of putting in mountains and rivers and lakes and just to draw some fantastic dragons in the blind spots!

ON HATING THE CONGRESS.

The new Washington Post poll (via Kevin Drum) gives us more detail on what lies behind the low approval ratings the Congress has received recently. While 57% of the respondents disapprove of the job performance of the Democrats in Congress, ten percent more (for a total of 67%) disapprove of the job the Republicans in Congress are doing. Imagine that.

ECHOES FROM THE PAST.

John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been busy giving speeches in the old and dissolute Europe. He addressed a meeting of bitter Thatcherians in Great Britain:

Mr Bolton, who was addressing a fringe meeting organised by Lord (Michael) Ancram, said that the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was "pushing out" and "is not receiving adequate push-back" from the west.

"I don't think the use of military force is an attractive option, but I would tell you I don't know what the alternative is.

AND THE RETICENT JUSTICE SPEAKS

Clarence Thomas has written a memoir about his upbringing, his early life and his bitter Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991 which centered around the sexual harassment accusations levied against him by a former employee, Anita Hill. It is those hearings which most newspaper articles about his book focus on.

Thomas described the hearings as a "high-tech lynching" at the time and his views appear not have changed with the mere passage of years. The Times of London quotes him on his views concerning the Democratic senators:

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