CRYPTOFASCISM  9:44 am December 10, 2009

Narrowly Beat Out ‘Is Barney Too Frank?’ Headline For POLITICO Screen Grab Of The Day

by Juli Weiner

Women: a new trend, via POLITICO. [Just, no.]

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JMP December 10, 2009 at 9:55 am

Man, some of those girls have opinions and power and everything, just like real people! Aren’t they cute?

Thanks for upholding the oft-violated link ban.

Terry December 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

I thought it’d be an article about Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses again.

Buzz Feedback December 10, 2009 at 9:58 am

Are we sure those aren’t two doodz?

hockeymom December 10, 2009 at 10:00 am

If they HAVE to report on women, can they please just keep it to what Michelle Obama is wearing?

hockeymom December 10, 2009 at 10:02 am

[re=475409]Terry[/re]: you’re too quick (though I am serious…I do want more Michelle Obama fashion spreads. Because I’m a girl).

ManchuCandidate December 10, 2009 at 10:02 am

Next Politico will be telling us about how Furby is newest hottest toy on the market.

Decker December 10, 2009 at 10:02 am

I imagine many Politico readers (and staff) are amazed and confounded at the existence of the wo-man.

Squiggy December 10, 2009 at 10:04 am

But is arms control pH balanced for women?

Mr Blifil December 10, 2009 at 10:09 am

Looks like someone could use a good shoulder rub.

Gregoire December 10, 2009 at 10:10 am

And it’s written BY a woman. How very ERA!

BruceLee5000 December 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

Which BEARLY beat out, “How Rank is Barney’s Frank?” on

Larry McAwful December 10, 2009 at 10:14 am

Women? In politics? When did this start? They aren’t letting the coloreds vote, too, are they?

TGY December 10, 2009 at 10:15 am

It’s true. Some women have seriously big guns. They’re packing real heat.

4tehlulz December 10, 2009 at 10:17 am

And one of them is black! RACISM

Monsieur Grumpe December 10, 2009 at 10:20 am

Women who talk with a finger in the air = uppity.

DickTaterPeeNoShay December 10, 2009 at 10:20 am

I’m glad these women can finally control their arms. All that flopping around like Vishnu was getting on my nerves.

P Drizzle December 10, 2009 at 10:21 am

Yeah, so she sucks on the View, but there’s always The Color Purple. And Star Trek TNG. Also.

Gumboz1953 December 10, 2009 at 10:25 am

Jeebus. Slow news day at politico. I did arms control for ACDA, and then State, for about 9 years before I took another job in State in 2007. I’m a woman. And my boss at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the General Counsel, was a woman. Still is a woman, in fact. She retired in the early 00′s.

Rose Gottemoeller has been around arms control forever. Her predecessor, the Assistant Secretary of State in charge of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation (of arms control agreements) even in the Bush Administration, was Paula DeSutter, another woman. One of her Deputies was a woman who’s been in arms control since the 80s.

Bonnie Jenkins was with me in ACDA/GC, in the 1990s. She’s also been around forever.

There aren’t as many women as men, but there have been enough women over the years, in influential places, to make this a very silly non-story.

nappyduggs December 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

Vaginas: Men Would Like to Discuss Those Thingys. Also.

hockeymom December 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

[re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: But what are they wearing?

snideinplainsight December 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

Yeah, but it’d help if Michelle didn’t keep referring to her biceps as “the big guns”.

hunter.blatherer December 10, 2009 at 10:32 am

[re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: I didn’t know AC/DC was pro-arms control. Or that they were women.

Texan Bulldoggette December 10, 2009 at 10:35 am

[re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: There you go injecting FACTS & real live women people into the discussion. That will not do…

x111e7thst December 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

[re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: Actually, what are you wearing?

coolcatdaddy December 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

Republicans like Virginia Fox, Bachman and Palin have proven that f****** people up the ass isn’t just for men anymore either.

Come here a minute December 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

This is outstanding journalism, for a cum-rag.

Gumboz1953 December 10, 2009 at 10:46 am

Now the Russians, on the other hand — that’s another story. Hugely chauvinistic neanderthals. Hardly ever saw a woman on their delegations. THAT’s a story, especially given their supposed status as the worker’s paradise where everybody is equal, except when they’re not.

Or maybe that ended when history ended, I dunno.

snideinplainsight December 10, 2009 at 10:47 am

Virginia Fox: “Naughty nuclear-aspirant regimes need love too!”

Gumboz1953 December 10, 2009 at 10:48 am

[re=475442]hockeymom[/re]: Something appropriate for the policy wonks (they)(we) are. Or maybe wonkettes. Hey!

Gopherit December 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

Arms Control: Strong Enough for a man, but made for a woman.

Truth is, women are always ruining our fun. Can’t we just blow some shit up without the mommies getting in the way?

weejee December 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

If we must post about the stealth FOX, how’s ’bout Politico’s fair & unbalanced presentation of intros to their smokey links?

Gumboz1953 December 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

But how boring is the Wonkette masthead today?
War on Christmas
Sarah Palin
War on Xmas

Is that all there is?

proudgrampa December 10, 2009 at 10:54 am

Hey, some of my best friends are women.

AnnieGetYourFun December 10, 2009 at 10:56 am

There will always be some women who don’t know that you are supposed to worship at the alter of the deadly phallus, rather than attempt to control it. These are the bitches you need to choke when they forget the safe word.

TicChiracTac December 10, 2009 at 10:59 am

I believe these women can settle their debate in a cookie baking contest! They are so cute when they stamp their feet in anger.

Gopherit December 10, 2009 at 11:00 am

[re=475470]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Deadly phallus. Heh. There’s a reason missiles are shaped the way they are. You can bet if penises were dodecahedral, we’d figure out a way to fuck people up with them.

anothercountryheardfrom December 10, 2009 at 11:03 am

Being an ignorant asshole: still mostly for Republicans?

Mustang December 10, 2009 at 11:03 am

Women are okay. I just don’t like it when they flaunt it.

betterDeadThanRed December 10, 2009 at 11:29 am

You can’t hug children with nuclear arms.

Terry December 10, 2009 at 11:29 am


Me, too. I want to be Michelle’s new best friend.

Lascauxcaveman December 10, 2009 at 11:41 am

[re=475467]Gumboz1953[/re]: Four comments on this thread and each one containing 0% snark.

You need to show us your tits or something.

snideinplainsight December 10, 2009 at 11:42 am

alt-text: pull my finger (for thermonuclear ignition – I mean it baby)

doxastic December 10, 2009 at 11:55 am

POLITICO reacts to the election of Barack Obama: Presidency: No longer just for whites

Binky December 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Fine, now where’s the pictures of the women? Dick Gephardt and a Rastafarian don’t qualify as blow-up dolls.

vladster December 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

This is what you get when you play “Woman is the Nigga of the World” backwards.

HipHopOpotamus December 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

[re=475465]weejee[/re]: Mikulski, is that you? I didn’t know you read the Wonkett.

SayItWithWookies December 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

This is all the fault of that feminist pioneer Sarah Palin.

Gumboz1953 December 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm

[re=475515]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Oh, I dunno. I thought calling the Russians “chauvinistic neanderthals” was kind of snarky, in a Buck Turgidson-Jack Ripper-Bat Guano sort of way.

Gopherit December 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm

[re=475554]Gumboz1953[/re]: You know, I think the “Show us your tits” strategy might just work with the chauvinistic neanderthals next time the negotiations reach a sticky issue.

Gumboz1953 December 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

[re=475564]Gopherit[/re]: We tried something similar. We told them to change their position or we would taunt them some more, and fart in their general direction, also. In reply, they mumbled something in broken English about having to “kill moose and squirrel.” It must have been some folksy Russian saying, but we had no clue.

Things deteriorated from there.

AnnieGetYourFun December 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm

[re=475575]Gumboz1953[/re]: You’re smart and obviously sober. How do you reconcile those two things these days, anyway? Also, welcome aboard, unless you’ve been here for years and I’ve just been too drunk to notice or something.

BeWoot December 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm

[re=475467]Gumboz1953[/re]: Then let’s keep dancing.

Potater December 10, 2009 at 12:45 pm

But what’s stopping these little ladies from just cold BLEEDING all over the place all the time? What if they were in the middle of a peace conference when WHOOPS! I got blood all over my CLEAN WHITE PANTS! BOMB EVERYONE!

That’s what politico should be investigating. The blood from the Place of Evil.

yellowdogdem December 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm

[re=475441]nappyduggs[/re]: What is it that you need to know?

Extemporanus December 10, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Help me out here:

Is “arms control” some kinda new slang for woman-on/in-woman fisting? Because if so, those two appear to be engaged in very deep negotiations at the moment.

Humpback December 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I see two heads and one hand. So at least the arms are not OUT of control.

saggyboobedhag December 10, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Is this Jim VandeHei’s way of signaling that he would consider (only) a(n ugly) female for a Pulitzer prize?

Don’t do it, Jim! Keep it within the club!

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