North Star Liberal, which decided to launch by calling Margaret Anderson Kelliher fat and mannish. Of course, it’s okay because they also mocked the appearances of male politicians, which, er, only makes things worse. Also, it’s “snarky,” which is evidently now code for “place where people who claim to be liberals can ignore liberal values.”
For the record:
1. Fat jokes aren’t funny.
2. Jokes that paint women as mannish aren’t funny.
3. A site that claims to be “liberal” would understand that.
Yeah, you can steer clear of them. They aren’t liberal in any meaningful sense of the word.
UPDATE: I guess we can at least be glad they pulled the part making fun of Paul Wellstone’s death – which they used to attack Tom Rukavina. Incidentally, where were Paul and Sheila going again when their plane crashed?
On October 25, 2002, Wellstone died, along with seven others, in a plane crash in northern Minnesota, at approximately 10:22 a.m. He was 58 years old. The other victims were his wife, Sheila; one of his three children, Marcia; the two pilots Richard Conry and Michael Guess, his driver, Will McLaughlin, and campaign staffers Tom Lapic and Mary McEvoy. The plane was en route to Eveleth, where Wellstone was to attend the funeral of Martin Rukavina, a steelworker whose son Tom Rukavina serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Wellstone decided to go to the funeral instead of a rally and fundraiser in Minneapolis attended by Mondale and fellow Senator Ted Kennedy.
You guys stay classy, now.