Red-faced men who yell

Gail Collins, the sane and wittyNYTimes woman columnist, has a good analysis of the gender tendencies in the Democratic primaries.Vis a vis the Clinton/Obama contest, she writes, "Senator Kennedy has been a champion of many issues that women care about. But when he ran unsuccessfully for president in 1980, he was victim of a major-league gender gap. This was an early example of the rule that women will not vote for men who yell."She also notes (the first time I've seen this in print) that he also has a red face when he yells. How many times have we read or heardBill Clinton being described as red-faced (understood to mean angry and out of control). Many, many.Here's her column, enjoy: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/opinion/07collins.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=G...

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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