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April 29, 2007 - 8:46 am

I read the ema href=”http://www.hillaryproject.com/index.php?/sg_distro/comments/why_women_hate_hillary/”In These Times /a/em article on “Why Women Hate Hillary” that is circulating around the blogosphere–my link goes to the The Hillary Project blog since Drudge linked to the original source and seems to have shut it down. Anyway, after reading this article, I must say, I have a newfound respect for Hillary, particularly after reading the following:br /br /blockquoteAll of this frames many women’s reactions to Hillary. If she’s a feminist, how could she continue to support this war for so long? If she’s such a passionate advocate for children, women and families, how could she countenance the ongoing killing of innocent Iraqi families, and of American soldiers who are also someone’s children? If it would be so revolutionary to have a female as president, why does she feel like the same old poll-driven opportunistic politician who seems to craft her positions accordingly?br /br /Maybe women like me are being extra hard on Hillary because she’s a woman. After all, baby boomer women couldn’t be “as good” as men in school or the workplace; we had to be better, to prove that women deserved equal opportunities. And this is part of the problem too. We don’t want the first female president to be Joe Lieberman in drag, pushing Bush-lite politics. We expect something better./blockquotebr /br /Joe Lieberman in drag, pushing Bush-lite politics? Maybe I was wrong to dismiss Hillary as undeserving of my vote. She might be worth another look.br /br /strongUpdate:/strong For those who are newcomers to this blog or for those who just don’t get my weird sense of humor, the above is sarcasm.

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