"The former first lady, referring to New Hampshire's roster of female Democratic officials, quipped, 'I don't know about you, but I like seeing women in charge.'"For purposes of WIARHSI, let's imagine that a Republican had made the mirror-image comment: "I don't know about you, but I like seeing men in charge." Fair to say that the feminist howls of outrage would soon be echoing from sea to shining sea? But what are the odds that Hillary's blatant appeal to sexist solidarity will cause even the smallest ripple in the MSM?
Note how Newsday tries to cover for Hillary, casting her comment as a mere "quip." Real side-splitter!
It goes without saying that no candidate could survive saying that he likes to see "whites" in charge, but it's hard even to imagine Obama saying that he likes to see African-Americans in charge. Why does Hillary think this is a legitimate and appealing pitch?An additional note: Obama is frequently compared to another young, charismatic Democrat -- JFK. At the same Nashua event where she got off her "women in charge" line, Hillary tried to cloak herself in JFK's mantle. She told the crowd: