Friday, December 12, 2008

Sexism and Patti Blagojevich

You know what sucks? In that 76-page federal indictment, I believe there was one bit of dialogue attributed to the governor's wife, Patti Blagojevich. She had two F-bombs and an SH-glob in two short sentences.

So why are so many people running around saying that she's worse than him*—more profane, more venal?

This is sexist bullshit. Rod cussed on tape many more times than Patti did—and he was an elected official being paid a salary by taxpayers, violating laws for his own gain. Patti is not paid a salary by the State of Illinois, and it doesn't sound like she was calling the shots—just being supportive of her venal a-hole of a spouse and taking an interest in his work. Should she have had the morals to say, "Honey, you can't do this. It's crooked"? Sure. But there's no way that she merits the vituperation that is being sent her way. It's too easy to scorn a woman just because she used bad words—the double standard that ladies aren't supposed to swear. Fuck that shit, I say; cut Patti Blagojevich a little slack here.

*I don't have supporting links for this—my impression comes from hearing people talk smack about Patti in conversation.


E. said...

just being supportive of her venal a-hole of a spouse and taking an interest in his work... Hilarious

Yes, I agree: Fuck that shit.

Anonymous said...

telling it like it is...

Suburban Kamikaze said...

And yet... somehow it just doesn't feel cool anymore. She may have ruined the f-bomb for me. And I've got a 15-year-old, so it's not like my need for profanity is recreational.