Norman Spector: legend and expert on gender and politics

At risk of giving this piece more life then it deserves, did anyone else find this Norman Spector column completely offensive? It appeared in the BC section of the Globe so hopefully most of the country was spared.

Believe it or not the same man who, on the air and then in his column, called Belinda Stronarch a bitch over and over and over again now feels qualified to comment on gender and politics. My stomach turns.

If you read further (don’t), you’ll learn how “nice guys” like Stephen Owen “know intuitively that politics is not the right career choice.” This perfect statement reveals little about the nature of politics, but a lot about about Spector. Could he have a more succinctly summed up his worldview and modus operendi?

Oh Norman, just because you are boorish, mean-spirited, and vindictive doesn’t mean the rest of us have to be…

[tags]Canadian politics, gender politics[/tags]

6 thoughts on “Norman Spector: legend and expert on gender and politics

  1. shoshanaberman

    No, it is not surprising. It is usually these kinds of men who do comment. btw lots of Liberal men say worse.

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  2. shoshanaberman

    No, it is not surprising. It is usually these kinds of men who do comment. btw lots of Liberal men say worse.

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  3. Greg Cameron

    I have always got an anti-cool kick, as it were, out of the sheer stuffed-shirt pomposity of one Norman Spector. One rather gets the impression he takes himself very seriously. Lighten up, amigo. Remember when Norman Spector, in the immediate post 9/11 chaos, said in all apparent seriousness – on television, no less – that George W. Bush would go down as one of the great American presidents. He said in effect to mark his words. Well, Norman-baby, I marked your words. And I’ve been laughing my guts out ever since…at you, pal. That was rich, just rich. And I don’t mean Bohemian Club rich either. Cheers…Greg Cameron, Surrey, B.C.

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  4. Greg Cameron

    I have always got an anti-cool kick, as it were, out of the sheer stuffed-shirt pomposity of one Norman Spector. One rather gets the impression he takes himself very seriously. Lighten up, amigo. Remember when Norman Spector, in the immediate post 9/11 chaos, said in all apparent seriousness – on television, no less – that George W. Bush would go down as one of the great American presidents. He said in effect to mark his words. Well, Norman-baby, I marked your words. And I’ve been laughing my guts out ever since…at you, pal. That was rich, just rich. And I don’t mean Bohemian Club rich either. Cheers…Greg Cameron, Surrey, B.C.

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