Saturday, January 19, 2008

Just be glad Bill's temper has been flaring, not Hillary's

After all the discussion of Hillary's show of emotion in New Hampshire earlier this month, it was interesting to see the NYTimes story yesterday about Bill Clinton's recent emotional expression. Whereas Hillary did the "girl" thing when she teared up in New Hampshire, Bill has been showing flashes of anger as he defends his wife and her record. Being reminded of Bill's infamous temper made me glad that he's the one with anger management issues, not Hillary. After all, hard as the media and many voters have been on Hillary for her teary moment, few things would turn off the electorate faster than a public flash of anger from her. I have no doubt that our society responds to teary women (even those aspiring to be President) in a fashion far more forgiving than it would respond to an angry woman.

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