Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
Senator Hillary Clinton is taking some criticism for making her first guest blogging appearance — on the women-run site ca lled Jane Hamsher — who is known for her racially offensive attack on Senator Joe Lieberman last year. Hamsher was being critical of Lieberman for running as an independent against Democrat Ned Lamont. She posted a doctored photo of Lieberman in black face on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wants the Associated Press to change the way its journalists write about animals. PETA's communications director has written to the AP asking that its stylebook be updated to recommend animals be referred to as "he" or "she," instead of "it."
The letter refers to animals as "feeling, intelligent individuals — not objects." But an AP spokesman tells editorandpublisher.com that the stylebook already directs writers to use "he" and "she" for animals whose gender is known.
The stylebook reads: "Do not apply a personal pronoun to an animal unless its sex has been established or the animal has a name."
Who's the Boss?
While many women have equality in American households, or may even be the bosses, women in other cultures often struggle against male domination. But now there is a town being planned in China where women would be the bosses — by law.
The Chinese government plans to spend almost $70 million to develop a tourist destination where the motto would be: "Women never make mistakes, and men can never refuse women's requests."
The rules would state that women make the decisions on shopping and lodging questions — and basically everything else. If a man objects, he would be subject to punishment such as, "kneeling on an uneven board," whatever that is, or sentenced to washing dishes in a restaurant.
And of course, they'd have to learn the Chinese words for "Yes dear, whatever you say dear."
—FOX News Channel's Martin Hill contributed to this report.