Objective Criteria, not Gender

Camille Paglia does a much better job expressing this thought than I ever could. See April 21, 2008 commentary in Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/19/wuspols219.xml

Paglia makes known her intention to vote for Obama; she summarizes well the shortcomings of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and political career. Personally, I’m still waiting to see who will run as a Libertarian (Bob Barr launched a study committee) before making my final choice.

Bearing in mind Clinton’s lack of executive experience, the coattail riding of her husband, and the perception by some that women are expected to vote for her because she’s a woman, the feminists should grow up and evaluate candidates not based on bathroom selection but an objective criteria which analyzes both personal character and public experience and trackrecord.

Clinton’s track record with the truth (Bosnia snipers, medical insurance story) and her omissions of information (anyone recall those “missing” Rose Law firm billing records) do not bode well for this evaluation, if one is to be objective. Unfortunately, the old line feminists lead younger female voters down a primrose path. Simply because Clinton uses the women’s restroom does not mean that she reflects my ideas, goals and hopes for this country. I would hazard a guess that if women stopped and looked at Clinton that they too would find she has fewer aspects in common with them than Clinton would like for us to believe.


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