Skip to comments.Clinton Revises Remark on Women in Miss.
Posted on 03/08/2008 9:16:20 AM PST by MNJohnnie
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to backpedal Friday from comments she made in October suggesting Mississippi was a backward place for women's progress.
Speaking to radio station WJZD-FM in Gulfport, Miss., the former first lady said the comments she made about the state in the run up to the Iowa caucuses "were not exactly what I said," even though they came directly from an interview she gave to the Des Moines Register in October.
Clinton was on a campaign swing through Mississippi before Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.
The newspaper quoted the New York senator discussing Iowa and Mississippi being the only states that have never elected a woman governor or sent a woman to Congress.
"How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That's not what I see. That's not the quality. That's not the communitarianism; that's not the openness I see in Iowa," Hillary Clinton told the newspaper then - a remark that prompted immediate criticism from Mississippi Republicans.
Rival Barack Obama has been running radio ads in Mississippi calling Clinton's comments insulting to the state.
Friday, Clinton tried to downplay the remarks.
"What I said is what I learned is that neither Iowa or Mississippi had ever elected a woman statewide and I referenced the fact that I was the first woman elected statewide in New York and I told the Iowans that they had a chance to try to change that and now in Mississippi giving Mississippi voters a chance to change that," Clinton said in the radio interview.
Clinton said she was surprised that "neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide."
"You know there's a lot of strong women from both those states, and it's time that women had a chance to have full equality in the political process. It didn't happen in Iowa, it hasn't happened in Mississippi. and it's time that it be changed," she said.
Mississippi voters have elected several women to statewide office including two lieutenant governors, but no governor or member of Congress.
My first guess is that Hillary thought that nobody in Mississippi could read, so they would never know about what she said in Iowa.
Ther’ll be bluebirds over, the white cliffs of “DO-OVER”.
She’s got to have athlete’s tongue by now for as much time as her foot has been spending in her mouth.
The libs show themselves daily now, for the useless, empty, power-grubbing, socialist losers that they are.
It is just frightening to imagine that one of these criminal freaks could become President. You would think this nation would have learned with Billy -— God help us.
The word flows from her lips
She learned WRONG about MS, as Evelyn Gandy proves. Makes you wonder what else Her Heinous has 'learned' that is wrong, doesn't it?
Sounds like the Borg collective to me. Resistance if futile.
The sad thing is that she not only thinks the folks from Mississippi are stupid, she thinks we all are. I am waiting for her BS to move to PA and try to con the dimmies up here. Philly is already preparing the farce they pull off every two years. Congressman Brady is full speed ahead getting the homeless ready to get the voting percentages back over 100% again.
What she meant to say was MS was the only state in the union that had a worse education system and economy than Arkansas when they were Gruboners.
Pray for W and Our Troops
“Clinton said she was surprised that “neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide.””
So what she really said is that both Iowa and Mississippi women are a bunch of red-neck, backwards thinking hicks.
Did Mrs. Clinton have any remarks about the allegation her husband raped Juanita Broaddrick?
Yep. Communism with a painted-on smiley face.
And Obama is worse.
I need to microwave more popcorn. How do you like yours?
Please, go easy on the butter and salt. At this rate we are going to be eating a lot of it this year!
When the demonRATs in PA say that they are going all out, at 110%, they mean it.
WJC looks conservative compared to these two.
If only somebody would ask Hillary about Juanita. She keeps whining about being asked tough questions and first questions and wrong - what a wimp. Putin would have her in tears.
Nobody can drink that much, not even ole pickled Teddy K.
That deserves a big ole Missippy bump!
Somebody needs to post this to some Hillary blog somewhere.
I remember her well. She was every bit an old Mississippi “good ole boy” as any of the boys were.
I just realized how that may have sounded. It was a reference to her ability to work the political machine. Nothing more.
Hilary wrong, never...
She is always correct in the minds of idiots, often known as democrats.
What in the pluperfect heck is “communitarianism” supposed to mean?
Fascism with a smiley face stick
How interesting! I never knew that she was from my hometown! By the time I was aware of her, she was already in State office, and by the time she came back to practice law, I was married and moved away up north in NJ. Plus, she was a Democrat, and I’d registered to vote as a Republican. ;o)
wasn’t she an old maid....Gandy?
amazing how deep preconcieved notions by some non Southerners run
they look for “facts” to suit said notions
and this time, H screwed up....but after living across the river so long you’d think she would know better
No worries...I understood just exactly what you meant, and you were right.
And, if you don't believe her, just ask her. ;o)
Yep...never married, and no children.
Her career was her life.
I saw Dave Owen, a radio talk show host in Meridian, on FNC today.
Bubba was in Meridian last night.
Dave said she’s in trouble in MS because of her remarks.
There are some who would have voted for her who aren’t now.
He said that she tried to backtrack, and spin those remarks.
It backfired on her, and they are madder than ever.
She would have done better to leave it alone.
BTW, my mother is voting for Hillary on Tuesday.
I bet she’ll feel dirty afterwards. ;o)
with almost 40% black population and given the way blacks are breaking 85-97% for Malcolm O, it would be very difficult for Hillary to do much in our homestate except pick up some proportionals (if it’s proportional)
Given that usually 80-90% or so of whites vote for the GOP candidate, I would guess that whites can’t even be 30% of the Democrat Party electorate in the state.
I hadn’t seen this post before I answered you on another thread.
Dang...I’m good. ;o)
the TV borg lady was a handsome lady actually
she was the actress first in Ghost Story
its amazing what you can find on the internet
it is a great pic really brings out her true colors too ;)
Maybe so, wardaddy, but this pic creeps me out.
It’s also very flattering to the beast. ;o)
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