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SCHLUSSEL: Commanderatrix in Chief: Desperate Housewives Pick Chick Prez
DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | September 29, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel

Posted on 09/29/2005 9:57:34 AM PDT by Cool Chick

Everything is wrong with ABC's new show, "Commander in Chief."

It's not just that the show about the first female President is a weekly hour-long campaign commercial for Hillary Clinton. It's not just that conservatives are mean and evil on this propaganda hour.

It's that this is what a female President will be like as brought to you by Oprah and the women of "Desperate Housewives"--and the legions of female fans who love them. Do you want them picking the leader of the free world?

I don't.

Here's why. Every presidential election year, Harvard's Shorenstein Center conducts 26 polls. Each time, the school finds that women didn't quite know what was going on. Men, on the other hand, were more likely, during the preceding day, to have thought about the elections, talked about it, and read or heard about it on the news.

The University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center does a similar set of polls and studies each presidential election year, conducted by two women professors. The results of these studies are even more disturbing. Out of 25 questions on policy issues, women lag behind the men on most of them. In 2000, women lagged behind men in knowledge of all policy issues but one (on which they were equal).

The men knew more about the Presidential candidates' positions on taxes, weapons treaties, gun control, and even "traditional women's issues"--healthcare, education, and abortion.

Sorry, but I don't want "Thelma and Louise," Star Jones, and the women of "Desperate Housewives" picking my President. Keep them out of the ballot box and busy whining, crying, and obsessing over a broken nail and the handsome plumber next door, instead.

The women voters in these surveys bested the men on one issue: They . . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commanderinchief; debbieschlussel; donnalopiano; geenadavis; hillaryclinton; hollywoodsucks; lopiano; schlussel
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1 posted on 09/29/2005 9:57:38 AM PDT by Cool Chick
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To: Cool Chick
Schlussel ain't too bad on the eyes


2 posted on 09/29/2005 9:59:47 AM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Cool Chick

My local ABC station in NYC area was doing a man on the street interview about having a woman president. They of course were asking women...the answers were not surprising

" A woman President would change the colors of the rooms. No more blue etc..."


3 posted on 09/29/2005 10:04:18 AM PDT by alisasny (Liberal UTOPIA rains down in New Orleans Way to go)
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To: alisasny
" A woman President would change the colors of the rooms. No more blue etc..."

Are you kidding? That was the quality of their answers? Jeez. We gotta long way to go.

4 posted on 09/29/2005 10:07:47 AM PDT by radiohead (Proud member of the 'arrogant supermagt')
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To: Cool Chick

Schlussel needs to look up the word "relevant".


5 posted on 09/29/2005 10:09:16 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: alisasny

I didn't watch the first show, but heard the plot summary. Woman leftist prez threatens to send the Marines to Nigeria to rescue one Nigerian woman who may be stoned due to Muslim laws on raped females. Yikes, have our young Marines killed for no vital national interest is the Hillary foreign policy?


6 posted on 09/29/2005 10:10:22 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Cool Chick
The governor of Michigan's husband took his wife's last name?

In the words of another FReeper: I'm going to have to pull his man card.

7 posted on 09/29/2005 10:11:39 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: Cool Chick

The Commander-in-Chief. See the resemblance to The Beast???

8 posted on 09/29/2005 10:13:22 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Cool Chick

I thought my wife was the only woman who asserted as a general proposition that women voters were leading to the downfall of democracy.

I hate to sound sexist, but honestly... Back when Bubba was in, how many times did you hear women coo over him, etc...? Never mind what he did.

Women just decide things differently. They tend to trust their "instincts" on people. And some people (Bubba in particular) can play them like a fiddle. (eg. "Feeling" their pain, etc...)


9 posted on 09/29/2005 10:15:00 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Cool Chick

This propaganda piece won the TV ratings war this past Tuesday night, but I think that's due to the fact that the debut was advertised with a fervor that one only sees in campaign advertising on the first Monday of November on even-number years; that, and the curiousity. I mean, a lot of people will stop and leer at a train accident. Let's see if the touchy-feely policy decisions of Geena Davis' president have the same draw in the weeks to come.


10 posted on 09/29/2005 10:19:22 AM PDT by My2Cents (The political battles of our day are battles over morality, between the haves and the have nots.)
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To: wideawake
The governor of Michigan's husband took his wife's last name?

In the words of another FReeper: I'm going to have to pull his man card.

Kinda scary, isn't it?

11 posted on 09/29/2005 10:19:22 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Cool Chick

Don't be surprised if this show actually backfires to some extent among those few people who actually end up regularly watching it.

The ditziness of the characters Geena Davis played in her movie roles comes through somewhat in her acting here, undoubtedly causing the occasional cringe now and then even in sympathetic viewers.


12 posted on 09/29/2005 10:21:05 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Cool Chick
Everything is wrong with ABC's new show, "Commander in Chief." It's not just that the show about the first female President is a weekly hour-long campaign commercial for Hillary Clinton. It's not just that conservatives are mean and evil on this propaganda hour.

I watched the show and it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected, although most of the episode dealt with the transition of power and one foreign policy action.

The one thing I did like was when the first lady's chief of staff was breifing the new president's husband and said at least 4 times something like "Hillary did X. It didn't work out well." I was expecting the show to be a big sloppy kiss for Hillary and it wasn't.

13 posted on 09/29/2005 10:21:35 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (We need a strict constructionist - not someone who plays shadow puppet theater with the Constitution)
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To: radiohead
We gotta long way to go.

We ain't ever gonna' get there.

REPEAL the 19th. AMENDMENT!

14 posted on 09/29/2005 10:22:25 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: Rummyfan

Uhh...the boa?


15 posted on 09/29/2005 10:22:30 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: Uncledave

Debbie is hot!

She needs to allow a bunch more "PR Photos" to get out on the net..........


16 posted on 09/29/2005 10:25:27 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock)
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To: Cool Chick
You know, I started to say women embarrass me.

But when I really thought about it, I'm going to revise that and say that leftist, feminist women embarrass me.

You've never seen a more shallow, helpless, clueless bunch of women in your life as a "real life" group of NOW members.

Funny thing is, the most competent, smart, savvy and interesting women I know are all conservative. And you don't want to mess with them. Go figure.
17 posted on 09/29/2005 10:26:07 AM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Uncledave

She's quite a babe, and her columns are top notch.


18 posted on 09/29/2005 10:26:23 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Uncledave

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/bio.shtml

Schlussel, who speaks Hebrew, Arabic, French, and Russian, works closely with several Federal law enforcement agencies, consulting on fighting the domestic War on Terrorism, and has provided them with much useful information.

She has gone undercover, infiltrating many Muslim organizations in the Detroit area (the heart of Islamic America), exposing their radical nature and support for terrorism.

Schlussel continues to represent a very valuable Muslim confidential informant to several federal government agencies, who has been responsible for putting hundreds with terrorism connections behind bars.

She also represented several whistleblowers who exposed terrorist operations now under investigation.


19 posted on 09/29/2005 10:28:34 AM PDT by hlmencken3 ("...politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition")
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To: elbucko
REPEAL the 19th. AMENDMENT!

You sound like my son, also a FReeper. I'm an accomplished, educated woman who tried to raise my son to appreciate women in expanded roles in society (some latent feminism left over from the 70s, probably).

But every now and then he comes out w/some crap like, "Women shouldn't be allowed to vote. They are just effing up the country."

I don't know where I failed. : )

20 posted on 09/29/2005 10:28:49 AM PDT by radiohead (Proud member of the 'arrogant supermagt')
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To: WhiteGuy

I've heard that that photo of her is quite old, and the current edition of Debbie is, ahem, considerably larger.


21 posted on 09/29/2005 10:30:05 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (Speaking several languages is an asset; keeping your mouth shut in one is priceless.)
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To: My2Cents
It won the TV ratings on Tuesday because there was absolutely nothing else showing for it to compete against. Nothing! Premering a show on a Tuesday time slot is like offering water to someone who just walked across the desert.
22 posted on 09/29/2005 10:30:15 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (The Price of Freedom is Written on the Wall.)
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To: pollyannaish

"Funny thing is, the most competent, smart, savvy and interesting women I know are all conservative. And you don't want to mess with them. Go figure."

I'd rather be in a foxhole with Schlussel and Coulter than Susan Estritch and Helen Thomas any day.

I mean politically, get your minds out of the gutter ;)


23 posted on 09/29/2005 10:30:27 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: radiohead

I keep telling my wife that we should modify the 19th amendment. Republican women can keep on voting, but if they're an Oprah worshipping shoe monkey, they're out.


24 posted on 09/29/2005 10:34:48 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: exile

That's because they actual think! -- a conservative woman in California


25 posted on 09/29/2005 10:34:53 AM PDT by bethtopaz (Dem stars spend more and more time jumping thru smaller hoops of the kooky left fringe. M.Steyn)
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To: exile
Not all conservative women are babes...and not all liberal women are, well, Helens.

But all conservative women respect themselves AND men, and liberal women...Oh...nuff said. Enjoy the foxhole. : )
26 posted on 09/29/2005 10:34:56 AM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Yes, I have the same understanding.


27 posted on 09/29/2005 10:36:30 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock)
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To: pollyannaish

"Not all conservative women are babes..."

I don't know about that, there's something appealing about a woman who can get through a sentence without whining.


28 posted on 09/29/2005 10:36:51 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: exile
: ). Secret weapon. Ssshhh.
29 posted on 09/29/2005 10:38:34 AM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: My2Cents

This propaganda piece won the TV ratings war this past Tuesday night, but I think that's due to the fact that the debut was advertised with a fervor that one only sees in campaign advertising on the first Monday of November on even-number years; that, and the curiousity. I mean, a lot of people will stop and leer at a train accident. Let's see if the touchy-feely policy decisions of Geena Davis' president have the same draw in the weeks to come.

Especially with the baseball playoffs starting next week!


30 posted on 09/29/2005 10:41:51 AM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: Uncledave
If you say so...


31 posted on 09/29/2005 10:44:46 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: exile
if they're an Oprah worshipping shoe monkey, they're out.

Son, is that you??

32 posted on 09/29/2005 10:47:03 AM PDT by radiohead (Proud member of the 'arrogant supermagt')
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To: radiohead
You sound like my son,..

Your son is a bright young lad. I commend his mother on raising such a bright and perceptive American. The article speaks for itself and supports my and your son's opinions. In all honesty, I would not repeal the 19th. Amendment, but some adjustments to candidate and voter qualification need to be made. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, notwithstanding......................;^)

33 posted on 09/29/2005 10:51:13 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Yikes. Quite a bit of difference.


34 posted on 09/29/2005 10:51:51 AM PDT by Uncledave
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To: exile

Read her bio. Amazing.


35 posted on 09/29/2005 10:57:11 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Wow. If I wasn't already married...


36 posted on 09/29/2005 11:07:38 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Uncledave

"Yikes. Quite a bit of difference."

Cut her some slack, it's a crummy picture. Besides there's nothing wrong with a woman with a little meat on her bones.


37 posted on 09/29/2005 11:09:33 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Uncledave

Oh yes, she's a two-face...

Seinfeld: "Like the Batman villain?!"


38 posted on 09/29/2005 11:12:30 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: elbucko

History has shown that every democracy has failed as it expanded "rights" to the people. I would say that 20% of the American voters know WHY they cast a vote for an individual. Everyone else votes for a President like they vote for the next American Idol. Democracy can ONLY succeed with a serious and intelligent electorate.


39 posted on 09/29/2005 11:15:52 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Pessimist

Remember, Dole won the male vote in 1996.
Men had a better clue than women what was up then.

Having emotion, not reason, drive politics is a great way to destroy a civilization.


40 posted on 09/29/2005 11:17:54 AM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Cool Chick

Just keep reminding those women you know that who you vote for matters. Look at what happened in Louisiana. Do they really want to see that on a national scale?


41 posted on 09/29/2005 11:21:38 AM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: radiohead

"I don't know where I failed. : )"

You failed to stop NOW, NARAL, and Hillary, is all.
They are the ones 'effing' it up, and have brainwashed clueless women to follow.

Socialism by feelgoodism is the order of the day.

Reading the bio on Schussel, an accomplished woman, and then reading the comments on the Proahfied women-in-the-street, and how hysterical and wachked out women's special interest groups have gotten ... I know the problem.

It's not women... It's feminism.


42 posted on 09/29/2005 11:22:06 AM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: exile

She is also Orthodox, so I presume that is a wig she is wearing.


43 posted on 09/29/2005 11:23:43 AM PDT by hlmencken3 ("...politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition")
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To: Lunatic Fringe; Mr. Jeeves; Uncledave; exile; WhiteGuy

You guys have no idea. I became a fan of Debbie when I met her. I've heard her speak a few times in the last year, and I can tell you that she is very, very attractive (yes, I am a woman, but no, I'm not a lesbian).

I think the pic on her site doesn't do her justice b/c she is a lot younger looking in person and doesn't wear a ton of make-up like in the pic. She is tiny. I'd say a two or a four in size. Very, very short. Maybe 5'2" and wears very high heels to make up for it. I think she just doesn't photograph well, b/c I can tell a lot of the guys were after her at the last event I was at. She also has a lot of charisma and energy.


44 posted on 09/29/2005 11:24:28 AM PDT by Cool Chick
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To: hlmencken3

Did NOT look like a wig to me. I don't think she's that religious to wear a wig. They wear wigs? Why? Is that like the Muslim headcoverings?


45 posted on 09/29/2005 11:28:27 AM PDT by Cool Chick
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To: Cool Chick

"They wear wigs? Why? Is that like the Muslim headcoverings?"

I'm not Jewish so I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's similar.


46 posted on 09/29/2005 11:32:12 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Cool Chick
no offense to women, but:

P.M.S.

47 posted on 09/29/2005 11:33:04 AM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where liberals wash their hands....)
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To: Cool Chick

I'm not an expert on this matter of Jewish law, but yes, from a social standpoint, orthodox women cover their hair, though there are leniencies with this.

I would consider covering the hair, like head-covering on a male, one of the characteristics of someone who is actualy orthodox versus someone who just has orthodox sympathies or belongs to an orthodox synagogue.


48 posted on 09/29/2005 11:41:25 AM PDT by hlmencken3 ("...politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition")
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To: hlmencken3; exile
She is modern orthodox and far prettier than in the picture with Hannity.
She is not wearing a whig as she is not married.
49 posted on 09/29/2005 11:48:20 AM PDT by rmlew (In Venezuela, they arrest you for protesting Hugo Chavez. At Columbia U, they merely threaten you.)
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To: rmlew

Thanks for the info!


50 posted on 09/29/2005 11:53:19 AM PDT by hlmencken3 ("...politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition")
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