Misogynistic MoDo

1 comment January 9th, 2008at 07:13am Posted by Eli

Once again, MoDo has written a truly cringeworthy column:

When I walked into the office Monday, people were clustering around a computer to watch what they thought they would never see: Hillary Clinton with the unmistakable look of tears in her eyes.

A woman gazing at the screen was grimacing, saying it was bad. Three guys watched it over and over, drawn to the “humanized” Hillary. One reporter who covers security issues cringed. “We are at war,” he said. “Is this how she’ll talk to Kim Jong-il?”

Another reporter joked: “That crying really seemed genuine. I’ll bet she spent hours thinking about it beforehand.” He added dryly: “Crying doesn’t usually work in campaigns. Only in relationships.”

Bill Clinton was known for biting his lip, but here was Hillary doing the Muskie. Certainly it was impressive that she could choke up and stay on message.

She won her Senate seat after being embarrassed by a man. She pulled out New Hampshire and saved her presidential campaign after being embarrassed by another man. She was seen as so controlling when she ran for the Senate that she had to be seen as losing control, as she did during the Monica scandal, before she seemed soft enough to attract many New York voters.

(…)

The Obama campaign calculated that they had the women’s vote over the weekend but watched it slip away in the track of her tears.

(…)

There was a poignancy about the moment, seeing Hillary crack with exhaustion from decades of yearning to be the principal rather than the plus-one. But there was a whiff of Nixonian self-pity about her choking up. What was moving her so deeply was her recognition that the country was failing to grasp how much it needs her. In a weirdly narcissistic way, she was crying for us. But it was grimly typical of her that what finally made her break down was the prospect of losing.

(…)

At her victory party, Hillary was like the heroine of a Lifetime movie, a woman in peril who manages to triumph. Saying that her heart was full, she sounded the feminist anthem: “I found my own voice.”

Feh. I still don’t care for Hillary for policy and Mark Penn reasons, but this is just ugly, as MoDo often is. Look, I’m not asking that she be all “You go, sister!”, but could she at least be less misogynist than Phyllis Schlafly or Ann Coulter?

Entry Filed under: Clinton,Elections,Media,Politics,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. elmo  |  January 11th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    She may hate all women, but I still think she is jealous of Hillary.


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