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Personal political/  /June 22, 2011

Margaret Talbot, in The New Yorker, with a fine point on the Weiner saga:

The personal is political, feminists used to say, but that seems too simplistic now ... Yet the opposite line of argument, the sophisticated-sounding "I don't give a damn what a politician does in his private life," doesn't quiute convince, either. Certainly, there are examples where what a person does in private tells us something worth knowing about what he does in public.

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