Thursday, January 27, 2005

"Irascible" or "Shrill"?

Margaret Carlson comments in today's Los Angeles Times (here via Common Dreams) on the Boxer-Rice confrontation in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week and asks whether a man would have been criticized on grounds of style the way Boxer was.

Condoleezza Rice was, of course, confirmed by the Senate this week on an 85-13 vote. Not since 1825 have so many senators voted against a nominee to the office of secretary of state.