The Sexist

And Now, A Less Cunnilingus-y Discussion of Laura Bush!

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Sady Doyle refrains from discussing George Bush's tongue on Laura Bush's genitals for a second to discuss some of the less sexy aspects of Bush's fulfillment of the role as First Lady:

self-denial is one of a First Lady's job requirements, however, and Laura Bush fulfilled it admirably. . . . Bush writes of her irritation with being called a "traditional woman." But abnegating her own beliefs in order to stand by her man—even as he did things that affected innumerable lives, things she apparently knew to be wrong—was exactly "traditional," and the worst kind of tradition. The really troubling thing is how much people liked it: How a woman publicly enacting lack of engagement, lack of opinion, lack of self, was met with such sky-high approval ratings and such wide applause.

Read the whole essay here.

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