While they aren’t acknowledging [Jim] Webb publicly, [Hillary] Clinton loyalists are keeping an eye on him privately. The week before Thanksgiving, staffers of Philippe Reines, Clinton’s longtime communications guru, pitched talk radio producers on the racy, sexually charged writings in Webb’s novels, according to a source. Webb was forced to fend off a similar attack in 2006, when Allen accused him of “demeaning women.”
Webb also has previously apologized for writing that a Naval Academy dorm was a “horny woman’s dream” in a 1979 Washingtonian magazine piece titled “Jim Webb: Women Can’t Fight.” The piece’s central argument was against allowing women to take combat positions in the military. If Webb were to ever attain traction, Clinton’s allies would certainly lob the rhetoric back at him.
This stuff was, in fact, tested out on Jim Webb back in 2006; it didn’t work for us, sure, but then we didn’t have a sympathetic media on our side. But, hey, if Hillary needs more help on this one: don’t forget that article that Webb wrote back in 2010 complaining about diversity programs! …Which was almost certainly a major reason why Webb chose not to run for re-election in 2012, of course; and of course I’m going to throw this particular fellow an anvil. After all, Jim Webb might not actually be drowning yet. Better safe, and all that.
Moe Lane (crosspost)