Kathleen Parker Anoints Hillary To 'Save The World'

What a piker, that Barack Obama.  All he was going to do was stop the rise of the oceans and begin to heal the planet.  Hillary can do a heck of a lot more.  She can actually . . .  "save the world."

Just ask Kathleen Parker.  The Washington Post columnist that—laughably—some still call a conservative, recommends in in her latest column that Hillary run on the narrative that she is the person who, yes, "can save the world."  Parker appeared on Morning Joe today to advance her argument, asserting that "there's no one better suited to sort of lead that movement symbolically and as leader of the free world than Hillary Clinton. It's not an endorsement but let's look at it objectively."  View the video after the jump.

Not an endorsement. Not at all.  Just bein' objective. Hillary is obviously best-suited to lead the movement to save the world.  Maybe we can cut out the election and move directly to the coronation-canonization.

What, you ask? How would Hillary save the world if she wouldn't lift a finger to save our ambassador in Libya?  That's utterly irrelevant! For reasons that will be revealed, um, later. 
 


MIKA BRZEZINSKI:  Kathleen, you're writing about the concept of Hillary Rodham Clinton as the next candidate for President of the United States. And given all of this here is what you say [emphasis added]: "Op-ed columns are filled with advice about what Hillary needs to do. She needs a narrative. A message. It can’t be that she’s a Clinton or a woman. It has to be . . . What? Here’s a thought: She can save the world. Yes, all right, perhaps that’s a trifle hyperbolic, but hear me out. And keep in mind that this works only as a long game. We may not live to see salvation but one has to start somewhere. Thus far invasions, bunker-busting mega-bombs and killer drones seem not to be having the desired effect."

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: So, in the what-Hillary-Clinton-should-do category, Kathleen, take it a step further because everyone's talking about it and there seems to be obviously with Madam President and all these different organizations popping up that have nothing to do with Hillary Clinton, that they're getting ready.

KATHLEEN PARKER: Absolutely. And I suspect Hillary Clinton is also getting ready. You know, Mika, I know that you will relate to this and probably agree with me on this: if the world is ever going to be saved, women are going to do it.

BRZEZINSKI: That's right.

PARKER: I think we've got the evidence that men being in charge now for a good long while haven't been able to achieve the desired end. Study after study shows that where women are most opressed, those nations tend to be the least stable and where women are more empowered, the nations become stronger, healthier and saner. So it seems as al Qaeda is back on the rise and women are becoming a global economic force that there's no one better suited to sort of lead that movement symbolically and as leader of the free world than Hillary Clinton. That's not an endorsement but let's just look at it objectively.

Mark Finkelstein
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