Achievements in Awful . . . and tables
So here we are -- again -- on the heels of another Republican Presidential debate. Another exhausting, exasperating Republican Presidential debate. And again, we watched, to present the GOP contenders with our Achievement in Awful Awards -- and again, there was no shortage of statements fully qualifying as awful.
But before we get to the actual passing out of the awards, I wanted to mention just a little something about tables, who sits at them, and what they say while they're there. Last night, I couldn't help but fixate on the fact that a table of all men was pontificating about women's health. That visual was just eerily similar to another very recent one -- you know, that one where a table of all men was pontificating about women's health. Only last night, it was a Presidential debate and not a Congressional hearing. Oh, and this time, it was over ninety minutes before they allowed a woman to ask a question.
Nevertheless, we were looking at a slate of men, ostensible leaders of some sort, again declaring to know what's best for women. 'Awful' is a pretty good word for it.
Of course, that's not close to everything absurd that emerged from the mouths of these guys last night. So without further ado, a taste of our most recent Achievement in Awful Awards (click through for the full slate of fun).
Most insulting rhetoric
Mitt Romney: "This isn't an argument about contraceptives" - Romney joins other GOP men in dismissing discussion of women's health
Ron Paul: "You don't have women's rights or men's rights" - Paul ignoring that men's reproductive freedom isn't being restricted by Republicans
This is the last debate for a while. I can't say I'm disappointed. I've had my fill of male tables.