The Slander of Sanders in Vanity Fair

Over an article in Vanity Fair, written by a lady named Bess Levin, who might be an otherwise nice person, I don’t know, the headline read “Sanders:  Warren Only Surging Because She Has Ovaries.”
Now, knowing full well that Bernie Sanders would never say such a thing, I went ahead and read the article.  Here’s what he actually said. “I think that there are a certain number of people who would like to see a woman elected, and I understand that. There are people who would like to see somebody who is younger, and I understand that also. There are a lot of factors out there.”
Please note that he did not use the word ‘ovaries’ anywhere or say anything derogatory or dismissive about women.
Please note that he did not specifically mention Elizabeth Warren at all.  Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Kristen Gillibrand and Marianne Williamson are also people in possession of ovaries, and every single one of them is younger than Bernie.
Please note that there are, in fact, a lot of individuals who do want to see a woman elected, and they are the backbone of most of the women’s campaigns.
Please note that one of the main arguments people use against Bernie is that he’s too old.  Not that I buy that, Bernie’s in great shape, and sharp as a tack.  But it is an attack used against him.
Please note that Sanders statement was humble, non-combative, and an admission that people have different reasons for voting and that he understands that.
Damn.  How can you not love the guy?
If you want a woman, and you want somebody younger, you should take a good look at Tulsi Gabbard.  Much closer to Bernie’s positions than Warren, and not a corporate sellout.
As for Vanity Fair, they should be ashamed of themselves.  I’d call for a boycott, but I don’t think I’ve ever bought a copy.

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