Shorter Mary Matalin, Official Darth Cheney Fluffer: If that stupid bitch had done her job properly in the first place, she wouldn’t have required such manly correction.
Money quote (emphasis gleefully added):
Time is the most valuable commodity on a campaign and you just can't waste it thinking about how to choose your words carefully or get your job done more diplomatically. If someone isn't in tears every day, that day wasn't all it could be advancing the campaign. I once witnessed an experienced (big) man slap a professional female colleague across the face over an ad buy... and no one thought anything of it, starting with the woman. In fact, she would have been insulted if anyone told her she should have been insulted.
And furthermore ... Yes, I grossed myself out by using the words "Cheney" and "Fluffer" in the same sentence. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
And further furthermore ... I can honestly say that my first reaction upon being smacked in the face by an "experienced (big) man" would not be one of insult -- it would be one of revenge.
Of course, I'm not a conservative/republican