From the “Unimpressive Declarations” File (Gaddafi Edition)

Via the BBC:  Libya crisis: Colonel Gaddafi says he will fight on.

Call me crazy, but when the story start with the description “Libya’s fugitive ex-leader” and the defiant claims are being made form a hidey hole somewhere, I find them to be more than a little unimpressive.

And just to put the cherry on the sundae, his defiance is steeped in sexism:

"The Libyan people cannot kneel, cannot surrender, we are not women," he said in the message on the al-Rai channel.

Well, that’s quite the rallying cry!

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter