29 February 2008

Hillary Finds Competing With Black Man Unfair, Not Talking About Open Gym At Downtown Y

From Political Punch: Hillary plays the "woman" card in a Nightline interview that aired last night as she discusses her travails on the campaign trail (emphasis added).

"I think a lot of women project their own feelings and their lives onto me, and they see how hard this is. It's hard. It's hard being a woman out there. It is obviously challenging with some of the things that are said that are not even personal to me so much as they are about women.

"And I think women just sort of shake their head. My friends do. They say, 'Oh, my gosh, this is so hard.' Well, it's supposed to be hard. I'm running for the hardest job in the world. No one has ever done this. No woman has ever won a presidential primary before I won New Hampshire. This is hard. And I don't expect any sympathy, I don't expect any kind of, you know, allowances or special privileges, because I knew what I was getting myself into.

"Every so often I just wish that it were a little more of an even playing field, but, you know, I play on whatever field is out there."

"Oh my gosh, they're not going to just hand the White House to me?"

One of my big gripes with the Clintons is that they seem so incredibly insulated from the outside world. And yes, most politicians would fit that bill, as many other groups would. But part of making history as the first female presidential nominee is going to involve making history overcoming obstacles which swallowed up the Elizabeth Doles and the Geraldine Ferraros. These remarks just reinforce a notion of entitlement that many of us are tired of seeing in our elected officials, which may explain why someone with less than four years in the Senate looks so attractive as a candidate.

Yes, I am attracted to black men.

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