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Posted on 11/05/2007 1:08:24 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Pelosi: Clinton Camp Played Gender Card Nation's First Female Speaker Says Perception of 'All-Boys' Club' May Be Exploited By RICK KLEIN
Nov. 5, 2007
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, R-Calif., said Monday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., hasn't been treated differently because she's the only woman in the presidential race, but added that her campaign appears to have been trying to exploit that perception in the wake of last week's Democratic debate.
Pelosi, the nation's first female House speaker, told ABCNEWS.com in an interview that she didn't agree with observers who thought Clinton was drawing particular heat because she's a woman.
"[Sen. Clinton] said it best: They're 'piling on' -- or whatever the words were -- 'because I'm the front-runner.' That's why they're piling on," said Pelosi. "If she was in third place, they wouldn't say, 'Let's go attack a woman.'"
But in distributing a Web video splicing together her opponents' attacks -- and in raising money off her debate performance, with her campaign manager writing that Clinton "is one strong woman" -- her campaign appears to be exploiting perceptions of Clinton facing down a field of aggressive male challengers, Pelosi said.
"I think the campaign is trying to take advantage of another -- probably people who didn't even watch the debate, to say, 'Oh, they were really rude,' or something like that, and that has some salience," said Pelosi, who has said she does not plan to endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary. "You know, every vote counts." Last Tuesday's debate in Philadelphia has set off a wide debate over the role of gender in the presidential race.
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Pelosi that is doing nothing and Clinton that has done nothing.
If I were a person with a (D) voting record - I’d ask the DNC just what kind of mess have they gotten me in.
OMG - I find myself agreeing with Pelosi - say it ain’t so!!!
“...”John Edwards, specifically, as well as the press, would never attack Barack Obama for two hours the way they attacked her,” said Ferraro, ... .”
Anyone attacking John Edwards? Now THAT would be sexist.
What’s the old hag up to? She can’t actually be on the right side of an issue. That goes against the laws of nature. Maybe she wants to do the nasty with obamarama’s dingdong.
I wonder if Benazir Bhutto ever has those thoughts?.............
The article actually says “Speaker Pelosi (R) California.” So much for editing!
Pelosi: Clinton Camp Played Gender Card...
the piaps is using the gender card in name only...she is most definitely a wino!!!
the lib/dem debate had only men on the stage...well that is excluding the e.t. kucinich!!!
the only whiff of estrogen found on stage that night came from girly man edwards!!!
Noticed that too - doin the fact checking the MSM won’t do
“Last Tuesday’s debate in Philadelphia has set off a wide debate over the role of gender in the presidential race.”
WRONG! It just brought a subject the Dims weren’t willing to discuss.......ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
The MSM needs a new method of referring to “Representative” and “Republican.”
She ain’t one of us R’s.
The best part of the beastâs reaction to lil timmieâs question was that she panicked and used the gender card for virtually nothing. To use it THIS early over ONE question WILL render it useless later on when she is really getting her fat ash kicked with tough questions about her criminality over the years.
Nasty Nancy complaining about Hillary playing the gender card is just her way of saying I’m the big dog woman around here. Nancy has a big ego if you haven’t noticed.
If I had to play armchair shrink, I’d say Pelousy is afraid of Hillary being elected and thereby reduced to No. 2 status as far as women leaders go, so she’d rather have for President one of the two wimps running alongside.
Personally, I think Stretch is being as delusional as Kerry is on another thread - not only do I think that Shrillery won’t be elected, but I think the Dumbocrats will wake up November 5th to find out they’re out of power as well.
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