Although I'm not quite certain what "it" refers to. . . STOP Hillary PAC .com:
It is very likely that Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to run for Vice President of the United States in 2004. Right now the Bush Campaign is focused on how to defeat John Kerry. They are not taking the Hillary threat seriously. We at the StopHillaryPAC.com are not going to let it happen again! We are determined to keep Hillary out of the Vice-Presidency.
They're quite serious. They even have AOL Buddy Icons.
I know, I know, it's like shooting fish in a barrel, but since you lot insisted I leave La Shawn Barber alone, because it was like kicking a puppy (and again, I point out that I fucking hate puppies). . . I'll just make an attempt at this instead.
(Ok, two kicks, then I'll stop:
First, she criticizes Air America without having, you know, ever actually listened to any of the shows -- a shame there's not, like, an online archive, or live feed, or anything. Second, she fell for Blacks for Bush. If, as something called Beau says in this comment:
Sure, us conservative "brothers" are holdin it down, but you, the aforementioned and the like sisters are our true intellectual warriors.
I really suggest unconditional surrender, kids. Even without having the slighest idea who or what you're at war with. . . if that's your intellectual warriors, you're utterly, hopelessly fucked.)
Still with me after the parenthetical? Great, now on the Stop Hillary PAC home page, click through to Talking Points, and find (third item):
Hillary Praises Saddam's Women's Rights Record!
Again, Hillary makes an outlandish statement that goes nearly unreported in the mainstream media.
Those of you with half a brain probably know what you're going to find, but hitting that link brings up:
Hillary Praises Saddam's Women's Rights Record!
Again, Hillary makes an outlandish statement that goes nearly unreported in the mainstream media. Recently, she actually claimed that Iraqi women had more rights under Saddam!
Iraqis Told of Hillary's Praise for Saddam
The Iraqi people learned on Sunday about former first lady Hillary Clinton's praise last week for Saddam Hussein, even as mainstream U.S. news outlets continued to cover up her comments.
According to the BBC, the Baghdad edition of the Saudi-owned publication Al-Sharq al-Awsat carried the headline "Hillary Clinton: 'Iraqi women were better off under Saddam's reign.'"
Clicking for more, of course, we find the rather obvious:
Last Wednesday Sen. Clinton told the Brookings Institution that Iraq had recently seen "pullbacks in the rights [women] were given under Saddam Hussein."
The leading Democrat praised the Iraqi dictator for granting women a measure of equality, saying that under Saddam's rule "they went to school; they participated in the professions, they participated in the government and business and, as long as they stayed out of [Saddam's] way, they had considerable freedom of movement."
In comments reported exclusively by NewsMax.com on Friday, Sen. Clinton complained, "Now what we see happening in Iraq is the governing council attempting to shift large parts of civil law into religious jurisdiction." She called the development a "horrific mistake" for women.
Sen. Clinton said Iraqi women personally complained to her during her trip to Baghdad last November that they no longer feel safe since Saddam left.
"Women tell me they can't leave their homes, they can't go about their daily business. And there is a concerted effort to burn schools that are educating girls [and] to intimidate aid workers who are women," she told Brookings.
Well, if you can't trust NewsMax. . .
Sorry, that's glib. Again. I should work on that. Although it's possible to take Senator Clinton's statements and, through the magic of partisan insanity, twist them into praise for Saddam Hussein, or for his rights record, when they're clearly meant as a condemnation of the current way things are going. . . no, I think glib was actually the best way to respond to this, really.
See also: this comment from Patrick Nielsen Hayden:
Strangely enough, though, I think Riverbend has a point when she notes that, while she could once walk the streets in safety, now she's probably going to spend the rest of her life hiding from theocratic thugs who want her to conceal herself in a bag.
Does her life matter? Is it worth two shits? Oh, but never mind that, it's much more important that we stop for our regular every-five-minutes collective expression of political correctness. Of Course It's Good That Saddam Is Gone. Gosh, I feel better! Down with Emmanuel Goldstein! We love Big Brother!
Link to Riverbend blog not in original, if anyone cares.
Next entry: By way of Atrios:
[. . .Condoleezza] Rice was reportedly overheard saying, "As I was telling my husb—" and then stopping herself abruptly, before saying, "As I was telling President Bush."
Actually, now I've done that, so no. Next entry: Neopets: Threat or Menace?