That Emotional Hillary

01.24.13 7:52 PM ET

Here was GOP Senator Ron Johnson today, via Buzzfeed:

"I'm not sure she had rehearsed for that type of question," Johnson told BuzzFeed Wednesday afternoon, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. "I think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions. It was a good way of getting out of really having to respond to me."

He said it was clear, at other points during the hearing, that Clinton was working off a set of talking points, but that his questions "got under her skin" because "they're just so common sense."

"I just don't think she had an answer to that," he said. "Maybe it embarrassed her. Maybe she hadn't thought of it that way."

I'd like to see Hillary Clinton face off in Jeopardy!., or any kind of intellectual competition. My guess is that she would smash him to pieces. Also, if he thinks HRC didn't do her homework, he doesn't know her very well. If Wellesley girls do one thing, it's their homework, as the senators who were her colleagues know very well.

I didn't feel I had the space to add the GOP's woman problem in my little epistle from this morning about the party's woes with blacks and Latinos, but Brother Johnson opens the door. Those women, you know; it's all about emotion with them. Can't expect any reason out of them, really.

Why is thinking something women never do?

Why is logic never even tried?

Straightening up their hair is all they every do.

Why can't they straighten up the mess inside?

Points for the first to name the above lyric. It was meant to show what a hopeless reactionary its singer was, and that was back in 1964. Here we are 50 years later, and it's sort of how these guys think, a slight caricature, but only slight.