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Samantha Bee on McCain’s Women’s “Health” Airquotes

October 29, 2008

I fell asleep before this bit from the Daily Show last night. I love Samantha Bee – her bit, referring to McCain’s air quotes about women’s health in one of the debates, starts around 2:55 in the video.

My favorite (obviously sarcastic) bit: “John McCain has finally put the concerns of women where they belong – in derisive air quotes…Reasonable people can disagree about abortion but still agree about the unimportance of women’s health.”

Update: I had to pull the video clip – autoplay was just too annoying. It’s online at

Hat tip to feministing.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Dorothee permalink
    October 30, 2008 2:12 pm

    Hi, Rachel,

    I think you’ve got a great blog, and I wanted to pass a link along that I thought might be of interest to you and your readers:
    The Women’s Sports Foundation is trying to inspire discussion about Title IX, which guarantees funding for girls’ and women’s sports. I can definitely give you some additional info if you’d like to write a post about this initiative on your blog!



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