Monday, November 05, 2007

Hillary and sexism

According to an article in Today's New York Times:

Some of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters are accusing rival candidates and the
questioners of “piling on,” to use the words of the Clinton campaign, at the
debate, which rattled the Clinton camp. They noted that JohnEdwards
had been especially critical of Mrs. Clinton.“

John Edwards, specifically, as well as the press, would never attack Barack
Obama
for two hours they way they attacked her,” said Geraldine
A. Ferraro
, the 1984 vice presidential candidate who supports Mrs. Clinton.
“It’s O.K. in this country to be sexist,” Ms. Ferraro said.

I guess Ms. Ferraro would know--she's leading the sexist crowd! Hillary is by far the frontrunner in the Democratic race, which is exactly where Edwards and Obama would like to be, so Hillary is the lightening rod for attack. It is sexist to accuse Edwards or Obama of being sexist simply because they attack the frontrunner! It is also a political ploy designed to silence the opposition. (Hat tip: Professor Ed)

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