Sunday, June 28, 2009

An interesting play on gender by Maureen Dowd

Here's an excerpt (emphasis mine) from today's column, which is all about the two faces of Mark Sanford:

As in all great affairs, Mark Sanford fell in love simultaneously with a woman and himself — with the dashing new version of himself he saw in her molten eyes.

In a weepy, gothic unraveling, the South Carolina governor gave a press conference illustrating how smitten he was, not only with his Argentine amante, but with his own tenderness, his own pathos and his own feminine side.

He got into trouble as a man and tried to get out as a woman.

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