Pollitt writes utter and complete nonsense. " Clinton showed herself to be tough, tireless, supersmart and definitely ready to lead on that famous Day One"? Indeed?
By running a campaign that will be studied for years for its ineptness? For campaigning on hypocrisy, opportunism, smears and racism? The notion that "misogyny" reared its ugly head is as phony as the "Iron my shirts" incident engineered by the Clinton campaign itself.
Funny how "misogyny" failed to become an issue until Clinton was losing, whereupon she discovered it--after she vanquished seven male contenders! Funny how media commentators leaped on "misogyny" -- in order to avoid discussing the ongoing racist tactics of the Clinton campaign. And funny how the Obama campaign adjured sexism, unlike the Clinton campaign's relationship with racism.
Clinton certainly has inspired America's young women: they now know they have to be decent, intelligent. knowledgeable and ethical; they will not gain office through dirty tricks, backroom deals, stance-shifting, and riding a man's coat-tails. And the country is better for it. Hillary is gone; long live the cleaner aftermath.
New York, NY
Jun 7 2008 - 2:07pm