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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Hillary! Stop giving it to 'em!!!

Clinton Revises Remark on Women in Miss.:
"HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Democratic presidential contender Hillary
Rodham Clinton tried to backpedal Friday from comments she made in
October
suggesting Mississippi was a backward place for women's
progress.
Speaking to radio station WJZD-FM in Gulfport, Miss., the former first lady said the comments she made about the state in the
run up to the Iowa caucuses 'were not exactly what I said,' even though they came directly from an interview she gave to the Des Moines Register in October.
Clinton was on a campaign swing through Mississippi
before Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.
The newspaper quoted the New York senator discussing Iowa and Mississippi being the only states that have never elected a woman governor or sent a woman to Congress. {ginger notes: this should be a 'nor' in this sentence not an 'or' .... and its something a good editor should have spotted since it changes the meaning of the sentence}
'How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That's not what I see. That's not the quality. That's not the communitarianism [sic]; that's not the openness I see in Iowa,' Hillary Clinton told the newspaper then—a remark that prompted immediate criticism from Mississippi Republicans."
wow .... actually without the exact question that was asked it is really tough to gauge what she meant by that, really. I hate it when they give a 'summary' of the question but follow it with the quote -- or just the opposite, the question and sum up the answer. Why? because the person doing the 'summary' can very easily taint that summary with their own feelings/views.
"What I said is what I learned is that neither Iowa or Mississippi had ever elected a woman statewide and I referenced the fact that I was the first woman elected statewide in New York and I told the Iowans that they had a chance to try to change that and now in Mississippi giving Mississippi voters a chance to change that," Clinton said in the radio interview.
Clinton said she was surprised that "neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide."
"You know there's a lot of strong women from both those states, and it's time that women had a chance to have full equality in the political process. It didn't happen in Iowa, it hasn't happened in Mississippi. and it's time that it be changed," she said.
Now see, if she had answered it clearly without wiggle room for misconception she wouldn't be in the trouble she is in now.
This is the trouble with politics --- there are not 'do overs' or 'take backs' ..... and I don't see a single politician on either side, or even in Nadar's middle, that are capable of not putting the American foot in their mouth during touchy negotiations with foreign nations.

People accuse me of being pessimistic lately .... normally I'm pretty optimistic ... but really this time we're screwed!

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