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Madam President doesn't cut it (Andrew Bolt)
Herald Sun ^ | 19th April 2006 | Andrew Bolt

Posted on 04/19/2006 3:09:26 PM PDT by naturalman1975

SO much for the first female president of the United States. She faces the sack not a year after winning power.

Last year, America's ABC network unveiled its latest hot series -- Commander in Chief, starring Geena Davis as the president the US deserved.

It got rave reviews, of course, because which journalist wouldn't love such a leader?

Many also salivated at what it meant for the female politicians of their choice.

So Bob Kunst of hillarynow.com, a website promoting the candidacy of Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton, wife of president Bill, enthused to Vanity Fair: "Hillary must have friends at ABC."

Indeed, her former deputy communications director was a scriptwriter on the show. Her husband's former social secretary was on the crew, too.

And so 17 million viewers watched the first episode to see what the fuss was about. And how quickly they turned off -- just 10 million are still watching, and the show seems doomed.

It was much the same story here for Channel 7. The first show, hyped in part by chatter that Labor's Julia Gillard could benefit in her tilt for Labor's leadership, screened in March and was watched by 1.7 million people.

Six weeks later, just one million were still turned on.

So what happened? It seems unlikely the public couldn't cope with the idea of a female leader, given its initial interest.

The real problem seems to be the kind of leader that notoriously Left-wing Hollywood yet again fed them -- one too "nice" to be true, or even safe.

Let's see. This is a woman who is too decent to bother even running for elections, being picked instead as an replacement vice-president by a Republican president trying to go for the women's vote. She only gets his job because the old devil promptly drops dead.

And she gets to work. Faced with a war with a foreign dictator, she solves it all by pleading for his people to revolt. Why didn't George Bush think of simply asking nicely?

When a terrorist is arrested en route to bombing a US primary school, the president is faced with a choice -- to torture him for more information or raid a terrorist camp for clues. She raids the camp, foils the plot and sacks the underling who naughtily tortured the terrorist when she wasn't looking. Why didn't Bush act so gently?

On it goes. The president prevents a nuclear war with North Korea just by saying sorry. She ends a hostage crisis by talking to the terrorists.

I suspect most viewers figured this kind of president was so unreal as to be dangerous if she ever got her hands on true power. Click.

And I have no doubt Julia Gillard and Hillary Clinton know that, too.

Female politicians who want to be taken seriously can't afford to live up to this debilitating stereotype of "feminine politics". The ones who succeed in the West tend to take the world as they find it -- tough and hard. List them: Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi and the great Margaret Thatcher.

So, yes, impeach Geena Davis. She failed not because she was a woman, but because she was as wet as a typical Hollywood activist. We prefer the Right woman for the top job.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand
KEYWORDS: womanpresident

1 posted on 04/19/2006 3:09:27 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975
SO much for the first female president of the United States. She faces the sack not a year after winning power.

May President Hillary suffer the same fate.

2 posted on 04/19/2006 3:11:07 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: naturalman1975
She failed not because she was a woman, but because she was as wet as a typical Hollywood activist.

Nailed it!

3 posted on 04/19/2006 3:14:28 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: naturalman1975

The article doesn't actually say that the show has been cancelled, as I read it.


4 posted on 04/19/2006 3:15:24 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Kenny Bunkport

"Wet"? Pardon my ig'nance, but what does that mean in this context?


5 posted on 04/19/2006 3:17:17 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic and Rush Limbaugh: kevlar protection from the Drive-By Media.)
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To: naturalman1975

I knew the show was doomed from the first time the producers and cast met with hollywood news reporters. A reporter asked if anyone was a Republican. None were and one of the producers said that was an unfair question to ask of "creative" people.


6 posted on 04/19/2006 3:18:06 PM PDT by tellw
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To: Christian4Bush
I think they mean overt, not subtle.
7 posted on 04/19/2006 3:19:00 PM PDT by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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To: naturalman1975

Everytime you kill a left-wing TV show, a liberal cries.


8 posted on 04/19/2006 3:20:06 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car)
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To: naturalman1975

It's pretty bad when the democrats can't even maintain a 'make believe' presidency.


9 posted on 04/19/2006 3:21:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Illegal Immigration: What hope is there when OUR President is leading the insurrection?)
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To: tellw

None were and one of the producers said that was an unfair question to ask of "creative" people.
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Liberals are such idiots, and they stand out in a crowd, so to speak. This Hillary presidential charade was doomed from the beginning -- it was more than transparent. Just the libs living out their utopian agendas however they can.

Fools.


10 posted on 04/19/2006 3:21:54 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Christian4Bush

Wet behind the ears. Naive.


11 posted on 04/19/2006 3:22:35 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Naah; she'll get the nomination and then choke in the general election. She won't ever set foot in the Oval Office again.


12 posted on 04/19/2006 3:23:59 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: naturalman1975

When its cancelled, the producers will claim its because of a right-wing conspiracy.


13 posted on 04/19/2006 3:25:42 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Gordongekko909

Martin Sheen was more believeable. Whatever his personal politics, his character acted more like Hubert Humphrey than Walter Mondale.


14 posted on 04/19/2006 3:27:20 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: naturalman1975

Nothing to do with a woman president. The program sucked. That simple.


15 posted on 04/19/2006 3:27:29 PM PDT by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: DoughtyOne
the democrats can't even maintain a 'make believe' presidency.

Maintaining a world is COMPLICATED. Without the invisible hand. And lefties don't want the invisible hand of market pressure.

/johnny

16 posted on 04/19/2006 3:28:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (D@mit! I'm just a cook. Don't make me come over there and prove it!)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Is there ANYTHING, according to the left, that CAN'T be blamed on a vast right-wing conspiracy?


17 posted on 04/19/2006 3:28:49 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: giotto

The show has been cancelled.


18 posted on 04/19/2006 3:35:22 PM PDT by brivette
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To: RobbyS

And his solutions to problems facing the nation were slightly more believable than the Care Bear Stare approach taken by Geena Davis.


19 posted on 04/19/2006 3:38:01 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Everytime you kill a left-wing TV show, a liberal cries.

No. Every time you kill a left-wing TV show, an angel gets his wings. Don't you know anything?

20 posted on 04/19/2006 3:39:51 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: DoughtyOne
It's pretty bad when the democrats can't even maintain a 'make believe' presidency.

Oh, but they did. For eight years. /s?

21 posted on 04/19/2006 3:58:01 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic and Rush Limbaugh: kevlar protection from the Drive-By Media.)
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To: naturalman1975
And she gets to work. Faced with a war with a foreign dictator, she solves it all by pleading for his people to revolt. Why didn't George Bush think of simply asking nicely?

"Sure, you can have a copy of the transfer order, Danny. I'm here to help in any way I can."

"Thank you."

"You do believe that, don't you, Danny, that I'm here to help in any way I can? Corporal'll take you by the office, and...you can have all the transfer orders that you want."

"Thank you."

"But you have to ask me nicely."

"Say again?"

"You have to ask me nicely. See, Danny, I can deal with the bullets and the bombs and the blood. I don't want money, and I don't want medals. What I do want is for you to stand there in that faggoty white uniform, and with your Harvard mouth, extend me some f**king courtesy.

"You have to ask me nicely."

/Col. Jessep

22 posted on 04/19/2006 4:04:22 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic and Rush Limbaugh: kevlar protection from the Drive-By Media.)
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To: Christian4Bush

Ouch! That smarts... Good one.


23 posted on 04/19/2006 4:23:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Illegal Immigration: What hope is there when OUR President is leading the insurrection?)
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To: naturalman1975
"The president prevents a nuclear war with North Korea just by saying sorry. She ends a hostage crisis by talking to the terrorists."

We've been there, done that. Remember Jimmy Carter? Talk about a disastrous administration!
24 posted on 04/19/2006 4:50:38 PM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( Terrorism is a symptom, ISLAM IS THE DISEASE!)
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To: Christian4Bush

In Hollywood, "wet" has an entirely different connotation.


25 posted on 04/19/2006 4:59:24 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Christian4Bush

I think he means "absurd."


26 posted on 04/19/2006 5:00:03 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: tellw
that was an unfair question to ask of "creative" people.

Last year, when the program first aired, my wife and I were spending a few days at a bed and breakfast inn with some friends. We were in the "rec room" of the inn on the night "CinC" aired, playing cards, and another couple came in to watch the show. With the program on in the background, I couldn't believe the drivel that passed for dialogue. At one point, Madame Pres. came storming into the Situation Room, and said, "I have a serious question for all of you...", to which I finished her thought for her, "...Does this dress make me look fat?" Our party cracked up; the other couple just glared.

27 posted on 04/19/2006 5:04:22 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: RobbyS

Isn't that interesting that when it comes to producing a program that depends upon ratings for success, the Hollywood left realizes they can't put up one of their own, they have to reach back to a specie of Democrat that is, frankly, extinct today.


28 posted on 04/19/2006 5:06:26 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Christian4Bush

On target. That's the best the left can do...put up someone who pretends to be president.


29 posted on 04/19/2006 5:08:58 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: naturalman1975
Yep. In real life I've seen the same sort of thing.

Before there was a woman CEO in a corporatin I used to work for, everyone (especially women and girly men)said it would be so great with a woman at the helm. But when we finally got one we almost went down with all hands in less than two years.

30 posted on 04/19/2006 6:19:00 PM PDT by Mogollon
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To: naturalman1975
And she gets to work. Faced with a war with a foreign dictator, she solves it all by pleading for his people to revolt.

Adding the threat of a US airstrike a week until they do as encouregement.

The real problem seems to be the kind of leader that notoriously Left-wing Hollywood yet again fed them -- one too "nice" to be true, or even safe.

What show was Ancy watching? For the first weeks is was what foreign nation can Mack tick off this week? 1. Nigeria 2.Columbia. 3. Russia. 3 Lebanon.

And here's why CiC failed. The Right didn't watch in the first place because they belived Mack Allen was a Hillary clone. The Left quit when she wasn't.

31 posted on 04/19/2006 6:58:08 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (A pessimist is what an optimist calls a realist)
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To: pabianice
No. Every time you kill a left-wing TV show, an angel gets his wings. Don't you know anything?

I think the saying is, "Everytime you drown a kitten, a left-wing television show dies."

32 posted on 04/19/2006 8:08:16 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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