Skip to main content

View Diary: Andrea Mitchell flunks American democracy in debt debate (177 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I suppose (0+ / 0-)

    Given the commentary this has engendered, perhaps the better course would have been something like:

    "Andrea Mitchell, whose husband Alan Greenspan can take great credit in the Republican campaign to destroy the world, has taken offense at mere peons being asked by the President to register their views with their elected officials."

    For me, "Mrs. Alan Greenspan" is a short hand for that.

    But I understand your objection. I don't share it but one should strive to avoid even the appearance of racism or sexism.

    So I would change it if they were my words.

    But I can't say it is the most important issue on my mind right now. Even with regards to this post.

    •  Or how about "Andrea Mitchell, wife of (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Adept2u, blue jersey mom, Tamar, NWTerriD

      Alan Greenspan"?  Unless you're typing Mrs. Alan Greenspan, whose husband can take great credit . . .", it takes VERY little to point out the connection without being sexist.

      I'm so sick and tired of this, I will be continuing to point it out every damn time someone pulls this stupid sexist stunt, whether it's the most important issue at the moment or not.  

      People can choose to use a nonsexist approach, or continue reading my objections each time they choose the nonsexist approach.  

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 11:56:13 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Keep doing it (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        blue jersey mom, NWTerriD

        I support you 100% on that.

      •  your persistence will hopefully pay off. I'm not (0+ / 0-)

        as upset as you, but I agree with you totally.  Having changed my name in my first marriage on the advice of a very bad marital therapist, and having gone back to my name and kept it ever since (almost 40 years), I take name choices very seriously.  My view is that peoples' names are whatever they choose them to be, and it's none of my business.  Andrea Mitchell is Andrea Mitchell, no matter to whom she's married because she calls herself Andrea Mitchell.  
        And you should see my younger daughter's name -- already saddled with her first name, her Chinese name (short, but 2 syllables), my last name and her father's last name (not hyphenated), she chose to add the name of the city in China she's from.  We respect that and try to write her name that way as much as possible -- a total of 35 letters (excluding spaces).  
        Recently it got worse when her older sister decided that she should add her Hebrew name in -- another 9 letters -- but our younger daughter, I think, isn't interested in doing that on a regular basis.  (hear my sigh of relief?).

        If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

        by Tamar on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 12:52:18 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site