Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Dumb Statement du jour

From theChgo Trib, on investigations into Blagojevich's admin and its excesses and vices, it is reported, in response to G-Rod's earlier statement of his "testicular virility" to stand up to family and cronies :

"'It should never come down to the language of testicular virility,' said Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). 'It's like male-only language that sends a message about domination of women. Women don't talk about estrogen virility.'"

Susie-Q, I hate to break it to ya, but the root of virile is "vir", latin for "man", and overtly implies masculinity. The term IS "male-only". Unless you're implying that every one of us dames is exceedingly butch, you need to recognize that "virility" and "estrogen" don't usually mix in the same body. So, while G-Rod's statement is both redundant and lame, yours is nonsensical.

Besides, as a Democrat, to be in touch with your left constituency, you should have instead sniffed and whined something about the superiority of "Grrl Power".

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