Saturday, November 10, 2007

Don't Treat Clinton Badly - Because She's a Woman!

Peggy Noonan administers a long-needed smackdown to Hillary - using the example of another Tough Broad, who:
would no more have identified herself as a woman, or claimed special pleading that she was a mere frail girl, or asked you to sympathize with her because of her sex, than she would have called up the Kremlin and asked how quickly she could surrender.

She represented a movement. She was its head. She was great figure, a person in history, and she was a woman. She was in it for serious reasons, not to advance the claims of a gender but to reclaim for England its economic freedom, and return its political culture to common sense. Her rise wasn't symbolic but actual.
The woman who had demonstrated her toughness under fire?

Margaret Thatcher.

Go read the whole thing - it's a classic, and it deftly captures the seeming dichotomy of the ball-busting, swearing, swaggering Hillary - who runs like a girl when the big, bad, boys say mean things about her.

1 comment:

Barb said...

That bit about Thatcher saying that the vegetables would have beef just kills me! HAhahaha :-)

Thanks for sharing that article, Noonan writes a good piece. And Ms. Clinton better quit trying to be everyone's "girl" ... it's embarassing, even to a conservative. heh.