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Opening Arguments

Gender gape

The Dallas Morning News, apparently finally in touch with the political issues from 1970 or thereabouts, advises Texas GOP gubernatorial candidates Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina to avoid "gender pitfalls" in their debate:

Communications and political experts said that in facing off against women, Perry must stay steady and calm. He must not seem to attack. Mostly, he must stay unfailingly polite because TV amplifies a tone and a look and assumes an attitude.

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Kay Bailey Hutchison, in her fervor to score political points, must not come across as too "shrill"