"This woman nails it."
Not to nit, but Michelle Malkin rates higher than referring to her as 'this woman'. She is an icon for conservatism.
Would you believe it was a "slip of the tongue"? JK - The phrase meant no disrespect as I, too, am aware of her authorship, viewed her commentary, etc. Why would "this woman" be considered anymore disrespectful than "this man"? Yet we often hear introductions or acclaimations about a man preceded by "This man has done/accomplished/been awarded..." No slight was intended.
It may be just me, but I just associate 'this woman' with Monica Lewinski.