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The Macho Sue political template

mecurtin writes about the Macho Sue story template as the Republican model of the virtuous politician:

"We need better stories. Republicans are using a Macho Sue template for leadership (and masculinity), which comes with a complete set of inspiring cultural icons and exciting movies. I think the gutless division of the Democratic Party is saying 'mythic figures are unnecessary and tacky' -- but human beings don't work that way, so emotionally they're still in thrall to Macho Sue and will lick his boots reflexively."

Full post here - quoted with permission.