May 19, 2008


WHILE SHOOING HER OUT OF THE CAMPAIGN. THE GIST: Hillary's campaign may be history, but she's made history in getting this far.


And for more rarely heard around here female perspective, I enjoyed this article even though I think that Hillary was behaving like a political whore when Randi Rhodes, a woman, called her one.

Election 08: Misogyny I Will Not Miss by Marie Cocco, Washington Post Writers Group

As the Democratic nomination contest slouches toward a close, it's time to
take stock of what I will not miss.

I will not miss seeing advertisements for T-shirts that bear the slogan
"Bros before Hos." The shirts depict Barack Obama (the Bro) and Hillary
Clinton (the Ho) and are widely sold on the Internet.

I will not miss walking past airport concessions selling the Hillary
Nutcracker, a device in which a pantsuit-clad Clinton doll opens her legs to
reveal stainless-steel thighs that, well, bust nuts. I won't miss television
and newspaper stories that make light of the novelty item.

I won't miss episodes like the one in which liberal radio personality Randi
Rhodes called Clinton a "big [expletive] whore" and said the same about
former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. Rhodes was appearing at
an event sponsored by a San Francisco radio station, before an audience of
appreciative Obama supporters -- one of whom had promoted the evening on the
presumptive Democratic nominee's official campaign Web site.

I won't miss Citizens United Not Timid (no acronym, please), an anti-Clinton
group founded by Republican guru Roger Stone.

Political discourse will at last be free of jokes like this one, told last
week by magician Penn Jillette on MSNBC: "Obama did great in February, and
that's because that was Black History Month. And now Hillary's doing much
better 'cause it's White Bitch Month, right?" Co-hosts Joe Scarborough and
Mika Brzezinski rebuked Jillette.