I’ve always admired Hillary Clinton, but there’s no denying that, once the Republicans saw the handwriting on the wall and the glass ceiling breaking, our Hillary gave birth to their Sarah Palin, who then spawned such shrews as Sharron Angle, Carly Fiorina, Linda McMahon, Christine O’Donnell and Meg Whitman.
I don’t want to sound misogynistic, but if Louisa May Alcott were writing Little Women today, Sarah Palin would be the new Marmee Grizzly trying to raise her unruly cubs. And in this new reality show, Marmee will eat her own young as she turns into Lady Macbeth. Barack Obama could stop all these weird sisters in their tracks by running with Hillary Clinton as his vice-president in 2012.
HRC for VP? I don’t think it’ll happen… and I’m afraid she’ll be almost seventy in 2016…
I was at a panel called “Feminist Scholarship Now” and a historian was talking about how simple numbers counting (there are ~18 women in the senate, etc) seems to provide a sense of women’s progress… but this sense is false, because of the likes of Palin, et al. There’s no guarantee that a woman will do what’s best for women….
I do know someone who, when HRC was running in 08, planned to vote for her: “Oh, Hillary’s so smart… but when the Dems chose Obama, I just couldn’t believe it.” This friend then became a big Palin fan. No kidding. I didn’t think it was possible that anyone who had thought about the issues could even remotely consider the two similar… and I suppose I was right, she hadn’t really thought about anything. I guess this also goes to show how Christine O’Donnell couldn’t wait to work with HRC in the senate–these women just don’t understand that HRC is not going to be their “girlfriend,” but will, instead, work against every ignorant political move they try to make…
Why am I spewing all this onto your funny website? Sorry, I guess post-election I’m particularly sensitive! Funny post, as always; thanks for sharing 😉
I used to teach WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, the Jacobean play by Thomas Middleton. Great play, and the title says it all.
I do deny that Hillary Clinton “spawned” Sarah Palin, etc. How do you come to that conclusion?
Did every “out” gay male “spawn” every homophobic preacher?
I think John McCain and the people around him saw how the issue of gender (as represented by Hillary Clinton) was the way they could soften their own anti-abortion sentiments, and cash in on all the women who were disappointed that Barack Obama did not pick Hillary as his running mate, so they came up with Sarah Palin. Had Hillary NOT happened in 2008, I doubt that there would have been a Sarah Palin. In that sense, Hillary opened the door for (or gave birth to) Sarah Palin, and it was Sarah Palin who spawned all the others.