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February 12, 2006
The Little Woman

Is that how the Bush Administration is trying to position Hillary Clinton?

By having the wife of the current incumbent speak to Hillary Clinton's political remarks as from "one wife to another," they're relegating her to second-class status and implying that her personal career is irrelevant.

She should view the Bush Adminstration from her perspective as Bill Clinton's wife, not as an independent person or an elected official.

On the other hand...asking Laura Bush for her impressions of her husband's political opponents? Why? No one elected Laura Bush to anything. So, it's entirely possible that she was speaking to Clinton's previous stint as First Lady because that's the only angle she has on the situation.

(I've always had a weird and unsupported belief that Laura Bush finds her husband's politics distasteful.)

Posted by AnneZook at 10:42 AM


Ha! It seems to me that the Bush administration, with it's family connections, dynasty and tendency to keep courtiers close and powerful, is really playing with fire... but a lot of their support comes from people who fundamentally (heh!) don't like the idea of powerful women, so the irony will be lost on them.

Posted by: Ahistoricality at February 12, 2006 01:49 PM