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THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Margaret Thatcher and Hilliary Clinton

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal:

Margaret Thatcher would no more have identified herself as a woman, or claimed special pleading that she was a mere frail girl, or asked you to sympathize with her because of her sex, than she would have called up the Kremlin and asked how quickly she could surrender.

She represented a movement. She was its head. She was great figure, a person in history, and she was a woman. She was in it for serious reasons, not to advance the claims of a gender but to reclaim for England its economic freedom, and return its political culture to common sense. Her rise wasn't symbolic but actual.

When Hillary Clinton suggested that debate criticism of her came under the heading of men bullying a defenseless lass, an interesting thing happened. First Kate Michelman, the former head of NARAL and an Edwards supporter, hit her hard. "When unchallenged, in a comfortable, controlled situation, Sen. Clinton embraces her elevation into the 'boys club.'" But when "legitimate questions" are asked, "she is quick to raise the white flag and look for a change in the rules."

3 Comments:

Anonymous vote for hillary online said...

Hillary supporters: please don’t get discouraged. PLEASE. She is getting attacked from all sides because people deep down know she is our only hope for America and they’re trying to ruin it for everybody. Hillary is the ONLY candidate with these 4 attributes: honor, patriotism, loyalty, and kindness. I got $35 in the bank that says no other candidate has those attributes.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Amy Morton said...

We have a number of excellent democratic candidates for president. To suggest that Clinton is the "only hope" or that she is the "only candidate" who is honorable, patriotic, loyal and kind is ridiculous. The point here is that she cannot both ask to be elected leader of the free world and cry "girl" when she gets asked tough questions. She made a mistake by responding in that tone to the last debate, and if she were to do that in a general election contest, it would be a very bad move, indeed.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peggy Noonan is a good writer, but her politics stink. Margaret Thatcher indeed. For that matter I don't like Ms. Clinton either. She claims to know more about health care than other candidates because of leading the terrible health care reform fight in the early 90s, then claims hands off when people, including me, blame her for the disastrous bill they created. And then there is the vote for the Iraq war. Go, Obama!

6:32 PM  

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