"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Monday, August 24, 2009

Be Grateful That At Least One Member of Obama's Adminstration Was Ready On Day One ... Carried Her Vision Forward Despite The Sexist Onslaught

As covered in WAPO.

"Indeed, sexism has followed Clinton from the campaign trail to Foggy Bottom, as seen most recently in the posturing outrage surrounding the exchange in Congo when Clinton reacted with understandable frustration to the now-infamous question regarding her husband's views. Major media outlets have joined the gossipfest, whether the New York Times, which covered Clinton's first big policy speech by discussing whether she was in or out with the White House, or The Washington Post, where a couple of reporters mused about whether a brew called Mad Bitch would be the beer of choice for the secretary of state.

Amid all the distractions, what is Clinton actually doing? Only overseeing what may be the most profound changes in U.S. foreign policy in two decades -- a transformation that may render the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush mere side notes in a long transition to a meaningful post-Cold War worldview."

Ya know, this is what I have always so admired about Hillary Rodham Clinton. She is a workhorse. She gets shit done. Very little distracts her. Nothing really throws her off course.

Too bad we don't have her at the helm on Health Care. Huh?


PS. Thanks to Katalusis for the link!


  1. Anonymous11:54 AM

    That was WaPo????

    Without the sexist asides and belittling tags that rag always throws in when covering Secretary Clinton? Was the writer maybe channeling someone from a real newspaper?

    Thanks for posting this. I may actually sully my keyboard by clicking on a WaPo site.


  2. Shocking, isn't it?

    The author actually takes to task the sexist writers from his own paper.

    I was floored!

  3. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Yep, shocked and floored here too.

    Haven't visited the paper's site since they fired Froomkin, so I'd have missed this little bit of honest journalism if I hadn't seen it here first.


  4. Guess they are trying to woo us back? After their little under the table deal with the White House went bust??


  5. Anonymous6:42 PM

    Ha! Fat chance they'll get us bitter knitters back.