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November 20, 2005

I will be traveling today, so blogging will be non-existent until this evening. However, I want to address this one issue, since it has appeared more repeatedly here than most other blogs.]

Some bloggers seem to have a fixation on Michelle Malkin. Most readers appreciate her writing and intellect, but others seem more obsessed with her relationship with her husband than in her actual writing. I suspect that some of the obsession that two CQ commenters repeatedly exhibit have more to do with her status as an attractive Asian-American woman. Since I am fortunate enough to count Michelle as one of my friends, I know that Michelle works hard and writes her own material, but in the interest of open-forum debate, I've let those commenters continue to ankle-bite Michelle with snarky comments, misgynist innuendo, and unfounded allegations of intellectual fakery.

Enough. Michelle answers these critics on her blog today, in an essay titled "Just A Yellow Woman Doing A White Man's Job":

The racist and sexist "yellow woman doing a white man's job" knock is a tiresome old attack from impotent liberals that I've tolerated a long time. It is pathetic that I have to sit here and tell you that my ideas, my politics, and my intellectual capital are mine and mine alone in response to cowardly attacks from misogynistic moonbats with Asian whore fixations. My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, productivity, sincerity, and integrity are routinely ridiculed or questioned because I happen to be a minority conservative woman. As a public figure, I am willing to take these insults, but I cannot tolerate the smearing of my loved ones. Because I have always been open and proud about his support for my career, my husband has taken endless, hate-filled abuse from my critics. His Jewish heritage, his decision to be a stay-at-home dad, and even his looks, are the subject of brutal mockery.


If you have a problem with my work and what I stand for, go ahead and take me on. Keep calling me whatever four-letter-word makes you feel better when you can't win your arguments. But leave my family alone.

Qiute frankly, I've had it with these comments, too. You two have made your point over and over again, and you're free to do whatever you want on your blog. This is the last post where I'll tolerate this particular topic of discussion. Afterwards, I'd appreciate it if you keep it on your own blogs. Otherwise, I'm going to start banning people who bring it up when I link to Michelle's excellent and original writing. However, if you want people to take your own writing seriously, you may want to reconsider the obsession with marital relations between Michelle and her husband and ask yourselves from where that prurient obsession really springs.

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