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it's SO obvious. Why don't the French see that ? BTW it's exactly the same for Sarkozy, with the difference that he doesn't wear a skirt.
by oldfrog on Sun Feb 11th, 2007 at 09:53:17 PM EST
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What does "all skirt, no cattle" mean, other than a slur on women?

The expression "all hat, no cattle" (or horse) is a cowboy or rancher metaphor that can be applied to anyone, male or female. Your substitution of "skirt" implies that Royal's only argument lies in exploiting her femininity (charm, good looks, etc).

If that's what you mean, then you should argue it properly. Or stop making allusions of this kind.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 01:59:48 AM EST
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Segolene doesn't wear a hat. If it can make you happy I can say about Sarko "all pants, no cattle".

Yes you can say that that looks and posturing are not enough to make a good president.

It has nothing to do with slurs on women.

by oldfrog on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 09:39:01 AM EST
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Most people of whom it is said: "all hat, no cattle" don't wear a hat. And no, I don't accept that you would ever have said: "all pants, no cattle" of Sarkozy, unless I had objected to your use of "skirt".

It's just casual sexism.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 02:01:49 PM EST
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As a person who has supported a female candidate for president three elections in a row (Rehn, Rehn, Halonen), I for one think "skirts" can be excellent presidents.

Also, you have no idea what Sarkozy does behind closed doors. I don't judge, though.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde

by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 04:50:56 AM EST
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Also, you have no idea what Sarkozy does behind closed doors. I don't judge, though

And no wish, whatsoever, to know. Yeck.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 04:52:26 AM EST
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Do you care to rephrase this ...., please?  

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Tue Feb 13th, 2007 at 01:37:28 PM EST
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