Skip to comments.A woman president in the White House will be nothing like Hillary Clinton
Posted on 05/24/2008 6:09:41 PM PDT by shrinkermd
Right now, Hillary is in Godzilla mode, refusing to accept Barack Obama's looming nomination and threatening to tie the Democratic party in legal knots until the August convention and beyond. Those who think she will withdraw gracefully in a few weeks are living in cloud cuckoo land. The Clintons are ruthless scrappers who will lock their bulldog teeth in any bloody towel.
In her raw ambition and stubborn, grinding energy, Hillary will certainly cast a long shadow on young women aspiring to high office. She is both inspiring role model and cringe-making bad example - a feminist who never found a way to succeed without her husband's connections, advice, and intervention.
Bill Clinton may have masterminded Hillary's runs for the Senate and for the Democratic nomination, but he has been a gross liability in recent months, as he has co-opted the hustings to maunder on about himself or to inject divisive racial overtones into the debate. The next major female presidential candidate will be well advised to stuff any errant husband into a rucksack and chuck him down a laundry chute.
If they are to be truly equal, women must fight their own fights and not rely on a borrowed spotlight. Hillary has tried to have it both ways: to batten on her husband's nostalgic popularity while simultaneously claiming to be a victim of sexism. Well, which is it? Are men convenient sugar daddies or condescending oppressors?
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This is simply not just having a goal of political power, but actually striving for excellence, meaningfulness and excelling above all others. Actually, what people like Hillary, her Husband and Obama do is enjoy the striving as much as anything else.
Paglia is right that Hillary is not about to give up easily. But this is not irrational or pathological from Hillary's point of view; like most with her lifestyle morality is what is good for Hillary is good; what is bad for Hillary is bad. She will conceal her underlying morality as well her husband and Obama, but big players with big egos strive for public acceptance while, at the same time, they ignore its restrictions.
I’ve said it many times and I think it bears repeating:
Romania had the Ceausescus, America has the Clintons.
The similarities are more than curious.
In a truly just world, their ends would be identical.
I have always detested Hillary, but I really think that even Hillary is freaked out by Barry O. Personally, I think he’s one of the creepiest people to have been in political life since Svengali. And I think Hillary may actually still be running because she is as upset as the rest of us that such a nutcase could possibly have a shot at the presidency.
Bill doesn’t care. One way or another, it’s not going to affect him, and he’s never given a darn about the US in any case.
I’d rather have Hillary - a shrieking leftist - than Barry (aka “Anti-Christ”) Obama any day. I’m seriously concerned that we’re going to end up with this guy.
The simple fact is that Hillary is not Leftist enough for the New Democrat Party which has moved ever closer to the true face of Socialism.
Hillary is now in the way of one even more leftist than her, and they are seething with thinly disguised anger at this turn of events.
I gag on the words but I agree with you. Hillary would not be as bad a president as Baracko Bama.
Truth is don't you mean New Communist Party....There is nothing Democratic about the current Democrat party except the name.
Bill Clinton may have masterminded Hillary’s runs for the Senate and for the Democratic nomination,
k lets not kid ourselves...Bill wears the pants but its Hillary that has the gonads.
Did you mean to say “baWacko Bama?”
I’ve often wondered why Democraps choose to worship the such phony candidates (Bill Clinton, Hitlary, Obama, Teddy Kennedy, John Skerrey, Jesse Jackoff, etc.).
The answer is that their whole philosophy is based on denial of truths & realities that are obvious to those with logical minds. So it is fitting that they choose phonies for worship too.
Unless Hillary introduces him to Ron Brown and Vince Foster.
Just like the Federal Reserve is just as “Federal” as the Federal Express...
How easily the Democrats ignore the fact that Bubba really could never effectively campaign for anyone beyond himself. In fact most Congressional, etc. politicians were smart enough to shy away from him. It is always all about him and none of his personal campaign magic traslates to others.
THE DEMS HAVE NO CANDIDATE!!
“The next major female presidential candidate will be well advised to stuff any errant husband into a rucksack and chuck him down a laundry chute.”
Nobody says it like the Brit’s. Great read.
I believe that the first woman President will be a Republican.
Camille Paglia isn't a Brit. She's a professor of art in Philadelphia. Also a professed lesbian, a committed liberal, yet a Clinton-hater and a well above average writer.
Well Camille’s not a Brit, she’s American, and in fact she’s a liberal lesbian feminist. She still hits the nail on the head often enough to give her credit though. She even calls in to Rush’s show every once in a while. I really enjoy her art and literary criticism.
What you said. Yup.
>>>The next major female presidential candidate will be well advised to stuff any errant husband into a rucksack and chuck him down a laundry chute.
>>>Nobody says it like the Brits. Great read.
Paglia isn’t a Brit, but that is a natural mistake. She is an American, an early feminist who was drummed out of the movement because she rejects groupthink and thought for herself. Her literate style of writing is rare amongst American academics.
I and others have posted various of her columns if you would like to search and see what you’ve been missing.
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