I should have known better. After all this time in Washington, I should have known you can get in trouble for speaking the truth.
On Reliable Sources, when Howie Kurtz asked me why the media was paying so much attention to Michelle Bachmann, I spoke the truth: We all want her to run, I said, “because she’s such a laughing stock. I think it’s the dumbing down of American politics.”
At which point, fellow panelists Jennifer Rubin and Jane Hall both accused me of “sexism.”
And now my good friend Greta van Susteren has piled on, writing on her blog that I owe Bachmann an apology and then preaching to me: “You don’t have to be petty to win an argument…nor do you have to be sexist and demeaning to win an argument.”
Oh, puleeze! It is not sexist to say that Michelle Bachmann is not a serious candidate for president. Neither, by the way, is Donald Trump, Ron Paul, or Dennis Kucinich.
Some politicians deserve to be taken seriously, some do not. In my opinion, Mike Huckabee does, but Michelle Bachmann does not. And that has nothing to do with the fact that one is a man and one is a woman.
In fact, to say any differently – to soft pedal my comments about Michelle Bachmann just because she is a woman?? – now that, Greta – THAT would be sexism!
That’s my parting shot for today.