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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

2008 Elections: Helen Clark and New Zealanders Respond To Senator Clinton

Ward Sutton's Sutton Impact Hillarytoon

We actually went looking for some response to Clinton's recent nasty remark about Helen Clark, the PM of New Zealand. It's bad enough that Clinton is so lacking in insight and self-reflection that she thinks a misogynistic remark about a fellow female politician is "a joke." What's even worse is that the so-called joke is distinctly unfunny, along the lines of "Hillary nutcrackers" that are sold by purveyors of cheap gimmickry.

Worst of all, Clinton can't even get her facts straight. She referred to Ms. Clark as "the former Prime Minister." Ms. Clark, a former lecturer at the University of Auckland, is a well-respected and popular feminist and intellectual. She is currently serving her third term as PM of New Zealand.

Has Clinton apologized for her stupid remark? Not to the best of our knowledge. But then again, this is the same woman who thought it was "funny" and "a joke" to refer to Mahatma Gandhi as the proprietor of a gas station in St. Louis.

Helen Clark, fortunately, has a wry wit and sense of humour. She chose not to be offended by Mrs. Clinton's remarks, stating only, in reference to Mrs. Clinton's husband, the ex-U.S. president:
"As a current prime minister I spoke with him as a former US president in London only two weeks ago," she said.
Perhaps Mrs. Clinton should speak with her own husband more often, so that she does not "misspeak" on the campaign trail. Or perhaps her husband's right, and she's too old at 60 to be anything but forgetful at 11 pm.

As far as New Zealand's Dominion Post is concerned, the joke's on Hillary.
Wonder if she's going to "misspeak" at 3 a.m. as she did at 11 p.m.?

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4 Comments:

At 5:03 PM, Blogger sgtg said...

i really have an issue with this cartoon taken by itself. please, there are many more deserving fuckbrains to be at the top of a pile of dead. i'm not happy with hillary either but this just seems over the top. to me.

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger sgtg said...

oh and fuck the ageism. what was reagan, 310 while he was in office. 60 is not old. christ on a bike i'm 50 myself. i am having trouble keeping up the babies at work (high tech and all) but goddamnit i'm not old. :-)

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Wasn't me what called her old, it was her dear hubby, Bill. He said she "misspoke" about Bosnia because when people get old, like about 60, they forget stuff. I was tempted to write him and say, I've been forgetting stuff for nearly five years now, and I'm younger than Hil.

Yeah, you're right, George should be on that pile. But if just once she'd acknowledge that she was wrong to vote for the war and wrong to vote for the Kyl-Lieberman bill that opens the way to a war with Iran...

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger sgtg said...

yea, my comments weren't directed at you my dear pcat. i'll tell you, now that i'm 50, the stuff i forget is just piling up. i'm serious. it's like i'm not the same person. anyways, there are just so many creeps that belong on that pile with her, i can't stand her being there alone. it just implies it's all her fault.

 

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