The thing is it isn't about moving them outside. It's about having them outside when the punctuation isn't part of the quote and inside when it is. I bet she hates that even more.
In any case, it's the rhetoric she uses that I love:
People in the comments are talking about what makes sense . I say:It's not about making sense. It's about aesthetics. What feels right? We are accustomed to the quotation mark holding and containing the period and if the period is exiled from that embrace, we will have the uneasy feeling that it might roll away."
That's an awful lot of words to say, 'Don't change it because I like it the way it is'.