Lorraine has a nice round-up of some observations over the Kos Pie Incident.
I also would like to direct you to trubledum's post on all of this:
How was the trust broken on dKos. It came up to medium flame with the Langevin/NARAL debacle. There was a frontpage where Kos "called" the election for Chaffee because in his estimation only Langevin could have won and it was those stupid women who were trying to hijack the party for their own agenda. Many women implored Kos to instead of righting off the new pro-choice Dem candidates to give it that old Kos spirit and rally around the new entrees... yet that was answered with more post with polls showing how Chaffee was "going to win" and more rants about NARAL. Never mind that many pointed out that there was still 18 months to the election. Then it went full flame when NARAL (IMO rightly so) endorsed Chaffee. I call it the "Burning Bed" bitch slap from the NARAL to the DSCC. Of course this ensured more rants and rave now with Armando chirping in... the Pie Fight was the bitch slap on the micro level.
Could both of these events been avoided HELL YEAH... but it takes strong "fair" leadership... Herein lies the rub... BTW ...Dean has this by the buckets and this is the type of leadership we should loom for and support in the Democratic Party.
It is no longer just good enough to support a pro-life candidate just because he has a d (miniscule) behind his name when there are little girls in Texas asking their boyfriends to kick the in the stomach for a homemade abortions...and "activist" pharmacist who have the blessings of Kerry and Hilliary to discriminate against women buy birth control.... enough is enough... this is not a "pet issue".
As for the men who continue to insist that we're all really just upset over a T&A ad featuring bimbos in a pie fight, all I can say is that your own willful ignorance speaks volumes, and serves as vivid illustration of the very mindset with which we take issue: that unless men can agree and approve, women's ideas, concerns and issues are irrelevant and even wrong.
Can a woman have an idea without a man's permission?