Unlike Matt, I was familiar with the term "cougar" - a descriptor for older women on the prowl for younger men - but it's still a little weird to see it show up as a category in Mark Penn's ridiculously fine-grained typology of American voters. I thought of "cougar" as a pejorative phrase like "butterface" or "two-bagger," or at least a mildly offensive one like MILF - in other words, the sort of thing you'd hear all the time from a certain kind of guy, and absolutely never from a political consultant.

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