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Pelosi: Clinton Camp Played Gender Card
ABC news ^

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.'"

Perception Matters

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; bugeyespiglousy; gendercard; hillary; pelosi

1 posted on 11/05/2007 1:08:25 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Meeeeeooooowwwwwwwwww!


2 posted on 11/05/2007 1:09:50 PM PST by dblshot
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


3 posted on 11/05/2007 1:12:21 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Sub-Driver

OMG - I find myself agreeing with Pelosi - say it ain’t so!!!


4 posted on 11/05/2007 1:12:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...”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.


5 posted on 11/05/2007 1:14:04 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: dblshot
you beat me to it ...

6 posted on 11/05/2007 1:14:55 PM PST by a_screen_name
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


7 posted on 11/05/2007 1:16:09 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Sub-Driver
Deuling hot flashes?


8 posted on 11/05/2007 1:16:15 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh I love Red on Red action.
9 posted on 11/05/2007 1:16:41 PM PST by McGruff (If I can't have Cheney I guess Fred will have to do.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Folks, Hillary will use the fact she is a woman to her advantage.
Guaranteed. If she is being criticized she will say it is because she is a woman.If she thinks that her being a woman is an asset on an issue she will play that up.
10 posted on 11/05/2007 1:21:30 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if Benazir Bhutto ever has those thoughts?.............

11 posted on 11/05/2007 1:24:35 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: McGruff

The article actually says “Speaker Pelosi (R) California.” So much for editing!


12 posted on 11/05/2007 1:25:35 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: dblshot

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!!!


13 posted on 11/05/2007 1:26:00 PM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: TNCMAXQ

Noticed that too - doin the fact checking the MSM won’t do


14 posted on 11/05/2007 1:27:40 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: Sub-Driver

“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


15 posted on 11/05/2007 1:29:52 PM PST by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, R-Calif., said Monday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.,”

The MSM needs a new method of referring to “Representative” and “Republican.”

She ain’t one of us R’s.

16 posted on 11/05/2007 1:33:37 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The best part of the beast’s reaction to lil timmie’s 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.


17 posted on 11/05/2007 1:38:21 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: dblshot
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18 posted on 11/05/2007 1:40:20 PM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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To: samtheman

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.


19 posted on 11/05/2007 1:53:39 PM PST by y6162
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To: samtheman

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.


20 posted on 11/05/2007 1:57:33 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I really don't thinkthat a lot of the elites in the Democratic party are very fond of Clinton. She's much to heavy handed and demands too much loyalty to her and her alone. That has to step on a lot of toes among all those elitists.

She also doesn't seem to be able to handle being questioned very well. She doesn't have her husband's charm and charisma, and doesn't think on her feet well.

I'm wondering if she is getting set up to take a Howard Dean like plunge from the forefront, and they will support someone like Obama that they can influence much more easily.

Or maybe she really does have the kind of support that she seems to have and I just can't believe it because I'm not a communist.

21 posted on 11/05/2007 1:58:27 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: Sub-Driver

Who even knew Pelosi could form words?????????


22 posted on 11/05/2007 1:59:17 PM PST by Doc Savage (The tree of liberty needs to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tonite in the octagon——Ultimate Cat-Fighting:
Nan, the Crazy Cat Lady v. Bruno the Tabby Canklesaur!

Skilled in submission, Bruno will go to the mat while Nan brings her rabbit-punches and array of bo-tox needles . .

Leeeeeet’s rumble!


23 posted on 11/05/2007 2:04:21 PM PST by tumblindice (Wanna hit off this stool-bong? No? What are you . . . . sane?)
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To: y6162

Nasty Nancy must remember that only 149,000 morons voted for her in her home district of Moonbats. We have seen her true power over the last ten months: absolutely ZERO! an 11% approval rating heading to ZERO quickly.


25 posted on 11/05/2007 2:17:20 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: toe jam

OOOOHHHHH! Gross and Perverted! My eyes are burning now and reaching for the airsick bag!!!!


26 posted on 11/05/2007 2:19:20 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Yep — I’m supressing an urge to “unswallow” myself....


27 posted on 11/05/2007 2:22:21 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, R-Calif.

I didn't get much of a chance to watch the news last week - did I miss something...say like the mass relocation of the entire human race to another planet?

28 posted on 11/05/2007 2:26:14 PM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: Right Cal Gal

They should. No one with half a brain would ever vote for a Democrat.


29 posted on 11/05/2007 2:30:54 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Right Cal Gal

GOD Bless You moving from NC to CA and then San Fran, that must have been a real shock! Is it really as crazy as We think it is out there. Just think, Nancy is second in Line, truly a sickening thought. Good Luck and GOD Bless!


30 posted on 11/05/2007 2:33:01 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Oh, darlin’ believe me - it’s takes everything I have to keep my sanity. I just smile and nod my head and when they argue with me, I just whip out that line we Belles save for the end of the argument:

“That’s okay, shugah - you believe what you want. And I’ll believe what I know.”


31 posted on 11/05/2007 2:36:15 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Absolutely Priceless! Must drive the Moonbats Nuts!


32 posted on 11/05/2007 2:41:47 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Right Cal Gal
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.

Excellent analysis...a classic case of Queen Bee Syndrome.


33 posted on 11/05/2007 2:53:45 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Sub-Driver
"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."

A surprising moment of truth-telling. This is exactly the Clinton camp's target audience: women (many nominally Republican) who didn't even watch the debate, but will just see the headline, assume that the "Old Boys Club" was being mean to Hillary, decide to vote for her to make up for that "meanness", and sleepwalk to the election without troubling themselves to find out any more about it.

34 posted on 11/05/2007 3:00:05 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Sub-Driver
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"Et tu, stretch?"

35 posted on 11/05/2007 3:00:26 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Red Badger

Wasn’t there a picture at one time while the Klintoons were in office that showed The Rapist staring at Bhutto’s rack?


36 posted on 11/05/2007 3:04:05 PM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney ("Vote Hillary - the unanimous choice of vacuous Liberal newsreaders!")
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney

Don’t recall that one, but it’s sure possible!...........


37 posted on 11/05/2007 3:07:00 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Sub-Driver

38 posted on 11/05/2007 3:08:25 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Right Cal Gal

“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.”

I was thinking the same thing! Under President Clinton, Speaker Pelosi would become even more irrelevant than she is now. She might even prefer a GOP president so she can be leader of the opposition, and be in the limelight. Of course she and Reid have been so pathetic neither qualifies as a “leader.”


39 posted on 11/05/2007 3:09:57 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: ConorMacNessa
Pelosi was really loving being one of the most powerful women in America and then along came Hillary to run for Prez and rain on her parade.

Pelosi can't stand Hillary.

40 posted on 11/05/2007 3:11:25 PM PST by moondoggie
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To: jwalsh07

"Squats to Pee?"

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"Alright, who told Hillary my secret Indian name?"

41 posted on 11/05/2007 3:11:52 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: a_screen_name

42 posted on 11/05/2007 3:30:33 PM PST by packrat35 (Politicians would be less worthless if they were edible, or useable for packing wheel bearings.)
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