Old Spice Man Comes to Vermont

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What Women Really Think
Aug. 17 2010 9:03 AM

Old Spice Man Comes to Vermont

A Vermont candidate challenging Sen. Pat Leahy has nothing to lose. College interns come cheap. Macho irony has seeped deep into our culture. Politicians can't act. Cows are not meant to be ridden. All that adds up to this particular artifact of our current political season.

 

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Correction, Aug. 17, 2010: The original headline read "Axe" man. I meant "Old Spice" man.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

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