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Arrogance vs. Audacity

Back in August I wrote a post about the arrogance of men. It was peppered with tidbits about the foolishness of some elected officials and how at the root of every public undoing there is probably some paper trail leading back to a dangerous liaison with someone other than his spouse (if you missed it, click on the Archive link on the right, and read the posts from August). Fast forward a few months as we see some people never learn. We also see while women may not be as arrogant as men, we do tend to exhibit a form of audacity. Most women know how to show out and shut it down….even when we are DEAD WRONG. It’s a gift I guess! Arrogance or audacity, which is worse?

We’ve seen a text message scandal with a prominent politician. Sending over fourteen thousand text messages to your boo is never a good idea when you are married, but to then lie about it under oath and think the truth would never come out….arrogant!!!!

We’ve seen a governor caught up in a prostitution ring. Did he not learn anything from the Heidi Fleiss and DC Madam debacles? Note to any politician dropping stacks of money on prostitutes……you’re gonna get caught CLOWN! Stop being arrogant, and invest that money in your child’s college fund (because WHEN you get caught your career is over).

Arrogance is bad, but is it really worse that audacity? Is the cheating politician really worse than the stupid/ignorant/controversial Geraldine Ferraro? She had the audacity to say Barack Obama has only progressed this far in the Presidential Race because he’s black, and refused to back down from her statements. She further went on to say everyone else was racist for taking her comments out of context. I’m sorry, but how can she call the Obama campaign racist when she said: “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.” So is she saying Obama is the affirmative action candidate benefiting from quotas or something? In this case her audacity trumps the cheating husbands. She finally resigned from her official post at the Clinton campaign, but she is still doing the talk show circuit defending her remarks…..AUDACITY!

Birds of a feather flock together. Last week Tiny Tears did it again with her audacity too. First there was that red phone ad (and for the record, I watched The West Wing faithfully and we all should know the president is not a unilateral entity making major decisions without consulting his cabinet. This is America, not Cuba)! Then there was so much fanfare regarding her alleged comeback (again, for the record, Obama had more delegates before last weeks primaries, and he still has more delegates now)! Not only is she claiming to have won Texas (Barack walked away with 99 delegates and she walked away with 94), she is also saying there should be a joint Clinton/Obama ticket with HER as president. Talk about AUDACITY….how does the person in second place try to put the gold medal around her neck, and hand the silver medal to the real winner?

As a woman, it pains me to say it, but the audacity displayed by these chicks bothers me far more than the arrogance/stupidity of the aforementioned men. Arrogance is defined as overbearing pride, while audacity is defined as aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery. So Epiphany blog my question is simple: arrogance or audacity, which is worse?


March 12, 2008 - Posted by | Life, Opinion, Politics


  1. JC, you said it all in a nutshell. Those chicks you mentioned, got some NERVES, girl!

    Comment by cant commit clover | March 12, 2008

  2. what “a” word should we use for the women that stand by these arrogant politicians. I am not saying you should automatically leave your spouse BUT have a little self respect. Why stand there holding his hand at the press conference??????

    Comment by divastyles | March 13, 2008

  3. i like a little arrogance…at least if you’re good you can stand up to that. but audacity is just unfounded and is usually some foot in the mouth ish that cannot be retracted and trying to stand up to it is just foolish.

    Comment by MikBaby | March 13, 2008

  4. Speaking of audacity, Hillary wants the Florida and Michigan results counted even though Baracks name wasn’t on the ballot in one state and he didn’t campaign in the other state per the agreement all the candidates made. I wonder if she would be singing the same song if he had won.

    Comment by divastyles | March 13, 2008

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