EdSec Spellings doesn’t play the “girl” card nearly as hard as former DOJ hatchet woman Monica Goodling apparently did last week in front of Congress (The Goodling Girl). But there are some parallels worth noting from Spellings’ recent performances in front of Congress (and on the Daily Show). Spellings is a notorious charmer of the press, and disarms men (you know who you are) especially quickly with what seems awfully close to flirtatiousness. Not that there’s anything wrong with being charming or flirtatious. Lots of men do it, too. But it shouldn’t be used to cloud things, either. And I think it has.
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