Monday, October 1, 2007

Not a Hillary Fan but This is correct

To let you know about the sexism that's inevitably coming, Dowd passes along some charming misogyny from Leon Wieseltier: "Others do not underestimate her relentlessness. As Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of The New Republic, once told me: “She’s never going to get out of our faces. ... She’s like some hellish housewife who has seen something that she really, really wants and won’t stop nagging you about it until finally you say, fine, take it, be the damn president, just leave me alone." Question: can someone identify a male Republican presidential candidate being criticized for the crime -- highly unusual among people who want to be president! -- of being ambitious?

Personally, I always thought that it was best to assume that anyone that professed a desire to be President (or any other high political office) was an incredibly ambitious person. I do not think that Hillary Clinton is the best of the Democratic candidates but this BS of tarring her as "too ambitious" is just stupid.

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