POLITICS
03/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dick Armey Has Misogynistic History

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has attracted quite a bit of attention around the Internet for his recent attack on Salon Editor-in-Chief Joan Walsh. During Wednesday's episode of "Hardball," Armey told Walsh, "I am so damn glad that you could never be my wife, 'cause I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day." (You can read her response here.)

Now, Armey has never been known for civility and manners. He's famous for referring to fellow Rep. Barney Frank as "Barney Fag," and he made some nasty comments about then-First Lady Hillary Clinton as well. But, as Miriam Rozen reported in the Dallas Observer in 1995, Armey's problems with women go deeper than that. Three excerpts from the article follow; the first one is about his time teaching economics, and one student who almost left school because of his behavior.

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