Merkel Irkels WaPo

"No-Frills Candidate Aims For Germany's Top Spot." Ever notice how the same people who rant obsessively about women's equality think nothing of making a female politician's hairstyle the focus of their interest. By my count, style questions come up in this little profile five times. They note she is running a simple campaign making no effort to capitalize on her sex --but boy, the Post is sure gonna. And by the way, in the picture that ran on the front page, she seems to have a perfectly warm smile; less likable is her intent to fund her job stimulus package with a raise in the national sales tax.