Why does everyone keep picking on Hillary? Is it because of that whole "obliterate Iran" comment? Come on people, don't you know a joke when you hear one?
Poor Eight Bells. She kicked the asses of all but one in a field of world-class colts and look what it got her. Now I hear that Hillary Clinton had some money on the filly and encouraged supporters to put a few dollars her way as well. Guess what correlations the media folks are drawing? Last night on CNN, one of their brilliant pundits compared
Some NPR analyst compared her to Glen Close in Fatal Attraction – meaning she just won’t stay dead, but it could easily be taken to imply that she is a crazy obsessive psycho-bitch and America is her Michael Douglas. Yeah, maybe that was a dumb choice of movies, Ken Rudin of NPR. I would have preferred Sigourney Weaver from Alien(s) for obvious reasons. Summary: Number of overtly sexist comments made about
There is no stopping the ObamaNation’s momentum and if it were to be halted as it chugga-chugs to the White House, I think the result would be chaotic and disenfranchising for the disenfranchised along with the pseudo-intellectuals, political dilettantes, city dwelling hipsters and actual liberal intellectuals that have joined the change train. I’m totally fine with Obama becoming President, especially if it will show youth of all colors you can have a pretty average career, but if you talk a good game and know the right people, you can make it to the top. It’s the same as in the art world (and the world world for that matter). But, guess what? – Nothing is going to change, at least not dramatically. Nothing has changed in
Bottom line, I was brought up to distrust the government and that used to be the cool thing to do. Sure, that was when the government consisted of old white dudes, but anyone who chooses to go into politics is suspect, just like those who choose to eat at The Ivy – their motives are most likely devious and self-serving. Now, if you’re 20 something, it’s cool to go to an Obama rally and link his site to your My Space page or whatever the kids are using to relay their daily banality and drama to the world. I protested the first Gulf War in 8th grade (true it was by writing anti-war slogans on my book covers and wearing a peace sign necklace), I didn’t vote until I was 24, I listened to British working class punk in my teens, I never trusted anyone over 30 (until I turned 30) and those were all the norms in my circle. And in my 20’s, my friends and I had other things to worry about, like art, sex and beer. Politics were a footnote. All we knew was that NEA funding would forever be in the toilet and that only crappy public art tended to get the grants.
But, getting back to it being OK to hate on the ladies. A while back I wrote about Tina Fey’s weekend update guest spot, you know the “Bitches get things done” also know as “Bitch is the new black” piece. Well, I never wrote about Tracy Jordan’s response, “Bitch may be the new black, but black is the new president, bitch.” Um, I know SNL is a big time comedy show and all, but man, that was a cheap shot. A woman calling herself a “bitch” and a man referring to her as a “bitch” are two very different scenarios with opposite outcomes. One is self-deprecatingly empowering and the other is just plain lady hating. The latter has a similar effect as when non-blacks use the “N” word. It just doesn’t mean the same thing, dog. No one even noticed anything controversial about
And then, there’s today. Today is not a good day for H.R.C. While Tim Russert has not been all “Chris Matthews” towards Hillary lately, he did announce this morning that she has cancelled her appearance on his show today - a sure sign of weakness. But the
It’s really not about the issues for me and I don’t really think it’s about the issues for most people. Both Obama and Clinton are so close politically, it just comes down to which style one prefers. Did you watch any of those debates?…BORING. Everyone knows that conflict drives a good story. But, I’m sort of cool with voting for Obama for President, especially since McCain may not even make it to the general election. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if he got sick or died and couldn’t run, then Obama would win unopposed just like all the other elections he’s ever won (except for this primary). Sorry, that was wrong, McCain’s death wouldn’t exactly be “hilarious” I guess. I actually think he’s a real character and probably a nice guy. But, what’s not cool is that while it’s wrong for the media to dwell on Obama’s race (which it is, duh), it’s pretty much acceptable for Chris Matthews to question
The Clinton and Obama campaigns will be studied and analyzed for years to come, we all know this. They are both firsts and merit the acknowledgment and attention they are sure to receive. I just wish the U.S. media had given Hillary Clinton the respect she deserves instead of expending all their politically correct adoration on a certain Senator from
Update: June 3, 2008.
Even though he's a tool. HD agrees with me. Hopefully the madness will be over this evening.