Yes – just imagine what would happen if some conservative had compared a female governor to a horse:
It’s a pity Gingrich was not around when the Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better known by his nickname Caligula, reputedly named Incitatus as a consul and a priest. Incitatus was his horse.
Interestingly enough, that is what was done by Richard Cohen.
We await the outraged feminist comments and the public lynching of Mr. Cohen.