Patterico's Pontifications


Hillary Announces

Filed under: General — Dana @ 1:49 pm

[guest post by Dana]

In a rather bland video, Hillary formally announced that she is running for president. Clearly the image-makeover is well underway as we see a congenial, gracious and compassionate Hillary informing us that she wants to be our champion.

Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” Clinton says, speaking to the camera in front of her home in Chappaqua. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.

Because when families are strong, America is strong.”

As to Hillary being the woman for the White House, another woman begs to differ:

“I think our nation is at a pivotal time, so anyone who wants to be president or commander-in-chief needs a track record of leadership and accomplishment and trustworthiness. Hillary Clinton is a highly intelligent woman, hardworking, she’s dedicated her life to public service. But unfortunately, she does not have a track record of accomplishment or transparency,” Fiorina says.

“After the famous reset with Russia, Russia is now a more powerful adversary than it was when she became secretary of state. Our relationship with Israel has deteriorated dramatically. The Middle East is in flames. And of course she has not been transparent. She told us for weeks after the purposeful terrorist attack in Benghazi that this was the result of an American video in a demonstration gone bad, and now we learn that she has used a private email server and a private email system for the most sensitive of communications while she was secretary of state.

“She doesn’t have a track record of leadership or trustworthiness. She’s not the woman for the White House.”

(H/T Weekly Standard)


NY Post Cover Makes Eric Boehlert Very Unhappy

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:11 am

[guest post by Dana]

As Americans anxiously await Hillary Clinton’s formal announcement that she will run for president, the NY Post is taking heat for today’s cover:


Via Twitchy, Eric Boehlert is having a bit of a hissy fit about it:

and so it begins….@nypost mocks Hillary as an “aging hoofer” “close to her expiration date.”

So far, polite silence from DC pundits in the face of rancid anti-Hillary misogyny from @nypost; that’s how the media game gets played.

and if you think DC press will condemn that kind of rancid sexism, you slept through 2008;

As we learned in 2008, RW sexist commentary was oddly okay, even among “liberal” commentators, if it was targeted at Hillary. Still true?

Funny how Boehlert is not an equal-opportunity accuser of ageism and sexism, or simultaneous acts of ageism and sexism.


ADDED: I wanted to note that it’s ironic that Hillary is not even yet officially out of the gate and already a man is defending her and attempting to shield her. I would think that any woman running for president and worth her feminist salt, would reject his defense of her, tell him to back off, and then get to the business of being an equal-opportunity candidate. Sort of like another female public figure recently did.

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