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November 04, 2007

Feminist Kate Michelman Slams Hillary For Playing Girly-Girl Card

She's attached to the Edwards campaign, but I'm sure that doesn't matter, as she has Absolute Moral Authority to speak for all feminists.


A prominent feminist, allied with the presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards, accused Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday of "disingenuously playing the victim card" by infusing her campaign with messages about gender.

"When unchallenged, in a comfortable, controlled situation, Sen. Clinton embraces her political elevation into the 'boys club,' " Kate Michelman, the former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, wrote in a posting on a blog of the liberal group Open Left.

"But when she's challenged, when legitimate questions are asked, questions she should be prepared to answer and discuss, she is just as quick to raise the white flag and look for a change in the rules," Michelman said. "It's trying to have it both ways."

I don't see this derailing Hillary's nomination, but it's going to be a lingering meme in the general election.

For that matter, I don't think that most Democrats mind that she won't give a straight answer -- they like that. They want her to gull average voters into thinking she supports their policy preferences; once she gets elected, we'll get our full measure of Saul Alinsky's radical politics. But too late, of course.

But independents and dopey Republican women who might vote for Hillary just to have a sista in the White House may become wary of this.


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