DIVISIVE VIRGINIA SENATE RACE TO PIT MISOGYNIST BROTHER AGAINST RACIST BROTHER
Still no damn details on the Jim Webb "thunder thighs" remark. The Baltimore Sun editorial cited by the Allen campaign reads as follows:
Such acts are less surprising, but no less disturbing, when put in a context typified by former Navy Secretary James Webb's description of female middies as "thunder thighs."
It's quoting a New Republic piece from earlier in the year, which we finally found (guys, your archiving system sucks almost as much as your publisher, blogs, editorial content, and circulation). Excerpt after the jump, though the text is exactly as it appears on Allen's site. The source, unless we're missing something (and no, we don't have the full text of Webb's Washingtonian piece, "Women Are Pussies"), is author Carol Burke herself, who doesn't explain if it's something she witnessed or something she heard about, or if it came from his speech before the school or in casual conversation.
We don't doubt it, we just want context! THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY CALLED SOMEONE "THUNDER THIGHS." Tell us who and why!