What’s not to like about this opinion piece in the Selma Times-Journal, written by Democratic Alabama State Senator Hank Sanders? My personal favorite part is using the wife-girlfriend dichotomy to symbolize the “home-grown industry” versus the “new industry”. Rhetorical genius.
I would suggest that this article is offensive towards women, but by its very nature, Sanders indicates that the Selma Times-Journal has no female readers, and therefore there are no women to offend.
Oh, and what is it that riled Sanders sufficiently to write such a rousing polemic against Alabama governor Bob Riley? Riley’s treatment of Bush Hog, “the world’s most successful” manufacturer of rotary cutters for clearing land. So you can imagine that emotions are running high and the only way Sanders could express the true tenor of his feelings is incredibly derogatory language against women.