My very favorite liberal (and my very favorite feminist) is Camille Paglia. Now, to be fair, there aren’t that many liberals or feminists that I like all that much… but I really do enjoy Ms. Paglia.
While we disagree on almost everything, and have cultural values that are often at the very opposite ends of the spectrum, I appreciate Paglia’s intellectual honesty. She doesn’t resort to tired tropes and doesn’t use the same old worn out talking points in an effort to win an argument. When the facts don’t line up, she admits it, and from time to time she’ll even tear into her own side for the way they treat us conservatives.
I have now found another reason to like her… apparently she too is completely aghast at the idea that Hillary Clinton might become the next American President!
In a recent interview with the always smooth Nick Gillespie of Reason TV, Paglia rips into Hillary Clinton and her husband and their efforts to get back into the White House.
Hillary is a mess… Hillary’s ridden on his coattails. This is not a woman who has her own career, who’s made her own career!
No, but I have never forgotten, because it was one of the great moments where a woman took charge in absolute chaos in barbarous murder, and the whole government was falling apart, and she came to the media and gave the news and was steady, and I said, “That’s it. That’s the formula for the first woman president.” So what I’m interested in is that it’s very important in this modern era: How do you use the media to communicate? So if you’re going to be a woman president, she must communicate strength, reserve, and yet compassion. Once that formula—and I’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for it—the only person in America who’s had it as far as I’m concerned was Dianne Feinstein, and she didn’t put herself forward for whatever reason as president.
But Hillary does not have it. Hillary is a mess. And we’re going to reward the presidency to a woman who’s enabled the depredations and exploitation of women by that cornpone husband of hers? The way feminists have spoken makes us blind to Hillary’s record of trashing [women]. They were going to try to destroy Monica Lewinsky. It’s a scandal! Anyone who believe in sexual harassment guidelines should have seen that the disparity of power between Clinton and Monica Lewinsky was one of the most grotesque ever in the history of sex crime. He’s a sex criminal! We’re going to put that guy back in the White House? Hillary’s ridden on his coattails. This is not a woman who has her own career, who’s made her own career! The woman who failed the bar exam in Washington! The only reason she went to Arkansas and got a job in the Rose law firm was because her husband was a politician.
Read the Entire Reason TV interview with Camille Paglia here.
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