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McCain adviser: Sometimes it’s ‘accurate’ to describe a woman as a ‘bitch.’

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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.

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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.”

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