The Page‘s Mark Halperin has apologized for passing along an alleged comment by John Edwards (a.k.a. that “gutless dithering douchebag pussy“) that Barack Obama is “kind of a pussy” and how Edwards has “real questions about Obama’s toughness, his readiness for the office.”
Public talk is often more distinguished but sometimes less truthful; private talk is always about the lowdown.
An older friend told me yesterday he wonders the same thing. He believes that Michelle Obama wears the pants in their family, that Barack is “pussy-whipped,” and that he may therefore lack the cojones to be a strong president. I don’t see it that way at all. I think most guys have two faces — the steady brave one they wear in front of their friends and enemies and business colleagues, and the one they wear when they’re taking out the garbage at home with the wife laying down the law. I don’t know that one necessarily feeds (or feeds off) the other.