Thursday, October 26, 2006

What is Wrong with James Webb?

The Drudge Report has a shocking story on the writings of the Virginia Democrats' Senate candidate James/Jim/Jimmy "Towel-Head" Webb. The excerpts themselves are not appropriate for repetition here.

Besides graphic depictions of child molestation, another question is raised:

Webb’s novels disturbingly and consistently – indeed, almost uniformly – portray women as servile, subordinate, inept, incompetent, promiscuous, perverted, or some combination of these. In novel after novel, Webb assigns his female characters base, negative characteristics. In thousands of pages of fiction penned by Webb, there are few if any strong, admirable women or positive female role models.

Why does Jim Webb refuse to portray women in a respectful, positive light, whether in his non-fiction concerning their role in the military, or in his provocative novels? How can women trust him to represent their views in the Senate when chauvinistic attitudes and sexually exploitive references run throughout his fiction and non-fiction writings?

The timing suggests that nobody has actually made it through his books before, and that even the opposition research folks had a hard time.

Click here for the full story.

Click here for why the Washington Post will bury this story.

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