Chapter 11 endnote 20, from Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:
Whenever I see a savvy male politician play the “angry bitch card” against a female opponent, I take it as an ironic sign that she must be really competent and powerful.
For example, Ken Mehlman, chair of the Republican National Committee during the 2008 election, used the “angry bitch” weapon against Hillary Clinton — too angry to be president. “Whether it’s the comments about the plantation or the worst administration in history, Hillary Clinton seems to have a lot of anger…. I don’t think the American people, if you look historically, elect angry candidates.”
- Hillary Clinton's "Angry" Face, Opinion, New York Times, September 23, 2016
Notes on the Notes
- Nagourney, Adam. 2006. "Calling Senator Clinton ‘angry,’ G.O.P. chairman goes on the attack," February 5. New York Times, p. A16.