By Kyle | August 26, 2008
Liveblogging the Democratic Convention:
Hillary Clinton’s (well-produced, thoroughly professional) campaign video was backed with a soundtrack of the Van Halen cover of the Kinks “You Really Got Me.” Whoa. Later came Tom Petty’s “American Girl.” Better, but isn’t a Yale-trained feminist like Hillary exactly the kind of person who, when “American Girl” came out, would go around correcting you if you referred to her as a girl? When I was at Yale in the 1980s, you referred to a 19-year-old liberal female as a “girl” at your peril.