During yesterday’s Democratic primary coverage, CNN senior analyst Jeff Toobin criticized a New York Times column that published a joke about Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) being a “white bitch.” “I think it’s appalling, but I think she’s absolutely right that there has been a level of sexism,” said Toobin. But CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, who is also an adviser to Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) campaign, disagreed, saying that some women deserve to be called a “bitch”:
If I can disagree, I think you’re dead wrong. She’s dead wrong. And I think she thinks her problem is she’s a woman. Her problem is she’s Hillary Clinton. And some women, by the way, are named that and it’s accurate.
TPM Election Central’s Greg Sargent writes, “What’s amusing about this is that Castellanos actually argued that it’s sometimes accurate to call a woman a “bitch” as a way of making the claim that Hillary was wrong to argue that there’s sexism in our political coverage. Pretty twisted stuff.”