Return to site

Giselle Steps Up


Giselle Fetterman and Jill Biden are the latest targets of right-wing political hypochondriacs. Many of us prefer to tune out their noise, but sometimes it's worthwhile to take a moment to appreciate the folks talented and capable enough to give Tucker Carlson the heebie jeebies.

This week it's Giselle Fetterman. We already dug John, but who knew Giselle was an equally talented and dedicated politician?

The Washington Post noticed and so did we.

Monica Hesse

I started my twice-a-decade rereading of “The Handmaid’s Tale” a few nights ago, and one scene that sticks out every time I pick up the book is when the miserable Janine is made to recount her sexual assault, then to assume responsibility for it. Her fault, her fault, Janine’s fellow trainees chant, surrounding her and pointing. This is the magic trick of Gilead’s worldview; this is the magic trick of a lot of conservative worldviews. Men are the ones in charge of what happens, but the women are the ones to blame.

Anyway, the next morning a friend sent me a clip of Tucker Carlson.

In a Tuesday evening segment, Carlson and Candace Owens discussed President Biden and Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who is seeking inpatient treatment for clinical depression while simultaneously recovering from a stroke. Carlson doesn’t believe either man should be in office — Fetterman because of his illnesses and Biden because of, Carlson claimed without evidence, diminished mental capacity due to age. But the point of that particular segment wasn’t to blame the politicians. It was to blame their wives.