There is a grain of fairly trivial truth here: Wealthy white women have as much right as their male counterparts to be self-seeking and unprincipled. Therefore, Code Pink should leave the identity politics to the predictably dull Pollitt and stick to the main point: Hillary is the Democratic Party's leading contender for President. She is an unrepentant enabler of Republican crimes. For purely practical reasons, it makes more sense to work against her than against other folks with both less complicity and less influence. Just as her gender doesn't warrant abuse, it also doesn't warrant a pass.
As ever, Pollitt's views on the status quo and the necessity to make every kind of concession to same are too cynical and decadent to warrant much discussion. I think it's safe to say, though, that if Hillary had enabled attacks on choice the way she has enabled the mass killing of dark foreigners, we wouldn't be suffering this particular lecture.
Mar 12 2007 - 7:24pm