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Battered Women “Just Asking for It”

January 29th, 2008 - 11:58 am

Press releases don’t get a whole lot more shrill than this:

In a sharply critical statement, the New York state chapter of NOW took aim at Kennedy Monday for what it called an “ultimate betrayal,” and suggested the Massachusetts Democrat “can’t or won’t” handle the idea of Clinton becoming President of the United States.

“Sen. Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard,” said the statement. “Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few.”

“And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment!” the statement continues. “He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton.”

There are two ways to reply to NOW-New York’s statement.

First, there’s the obvious: Dude, he’s a Kennedy, what did you expect?

Second, there’s the equally obvious: Kennedy knew he’d get away with it, after watching NOW stay on its knees for Bill Clinton all these years.

The correct reply? Both.

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