I mean I don’t disagree – Hillary Clinton is eminently my favourite to rule the world’s number one country, but Maureen Down does have cojones to suddenly switch on her opinions of the woman she now calls ‘The Inevitable’.
You’d have to scour the internet to get a hang of the famous Dowd animosity against anything (heck, she even won a Pulitzer for it), but this piece will give you a taste – http://www.mrc.org/node/6703.
Now, all this, in the shadow of Hillary’s globally acclaimed run as Secretary of State, seems to have changed.
Now she says, “Hillary Clinton has fought for women’s rights around the world. But who would have dreamed that she would have to fight for them at home?
“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me,” she told an adoring crowd at the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center on Saturday. “But they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They want to control women. They want to control how we dress. They want to control how we act. They even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and bodies.
“Yes,” she continued to applause, “it is hard to believe that even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us, because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”
“As secretary of state, Ms. Clinton is supposed to stay out of domestic politics. But this was a moment pregnant with possibility, a titanic clash of the Inevitable (Hillary) and the Indefensible (Republican cavemen).
“The attempt by Republican men to wrestle American women back into chastity belts has not only breathed life into President Barack Obama, it has roused and riled Hillary. And that could turn out to be the most dangerous thing the wildly self-destructive GOP leaders have done.”
Read the full piece here – http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/perspectives/maureen-dowd-hillarys-getting-riled-317648/.
Moral of the story – If you live your life for the critics, you’re a fool. Oh, and Hillary will be America’s president in 2016. Take that to the bank!