Camille is in a state of high dudgeon over the phony man-hating Hillary:
Hillary's willingness to tolerate Bill's compulsive philandering is a function of her general contempt for men. She distrusts them and feels morally superior to them. Following the pattern of her long-suffering mother, she thinks it is her mission to endure every insult and personal degradation for a higher cause -- which, unlike her self-sacrificing mother, she identifies with her near-messianic personal ambition.
It's no coincidence that Hillary's staff has always consisted mostly of adoring women, with nerdy or geeky guys forming an adjunct brain trust. Hillary's rumored hostility to uniformed military men and some Secret Service agents early in the first Clinton presidency probably belongs to this pattern. And let's not forget Hillary, the governor's wife, pulling out a book and rudely reading in the bleachers during University of Arkansas football games back in Little Rock.
Not only does Hillary hate men [because of her loutish brothers & nasty Welsh dad], but she LOVES the Gloria Steinem childless crones of the ultra-left:
Hillary's disdain for masculinity fits right into the classic feminazi package, which is why Hillary acts on Gloria Steinem like catnip. Steinem's fawning, gaseous New York Times op-ed about her pal Hillary this week speaks volumes about the snobby clubbiness and reactionary sentimentality of the fossilized feminist establishment, which has blessedly fallen off the cultural map in the 21st century. History will judge Steinem and company very severely for their ethically obtuse indifference to the stream of working-class women and female subordinates whom Bill Clinton sexually harassed and abused, enabled by look-the-other-way and trash-the-victims Hillary.
This will surely activate the hornet's nest of livid crones who live on their man-hating fantasies of revenge. Look for Naomi Wolf & Naomi Klein to pile on Camille along with the elderly Boniva crowd. Camille continues:
How does all this affect the prospect of a Hillary presidency? With her eyes on the White House, Hillary as senator has made concerted and generally successful efforts to improve her knowledge of and relationship to the military -- crucial for any commander-in-chief but especially for the first female one. However, I remain concerned about her future conduct of high-level diplomacy. Contemptuous condescension seems to be Hillary's default mode with any male who criticizes her or stands in her way. It's a Nixonian reflex steeped in toxic gender bias. How will that play in the Muslim world?
Hillary can hide her venomous Medea gene only so long, as she has to open up on the campaign while Barack inhabits the sunny uplands of the American psyche. She is bound to hiss and spit somewhere along the line, in contrast to her tearing up. Is she ready to campaign til she drops?
The Clintons live to campaign. It's what holds them together and gives them a glowing sense of meaning and value. Their actual political accomplishments are fairly slight. The obsessive need to keep campaigning may mean a president Hillary would go right on spewing the bitterly partisan rhetoric that has already paralyzed Washington. Even if Hillary could be elected (which I'm skeptical about), how in tarnation could she ever govern?
Yes, Camille, with that ginormous egomaniac constantly looking over her shoulder and himself sucking the oxygen out of the White House mansion, how could she maintain some sense of bi-partisan workable get-along-to-go-along foreign policy and domestic tranquillity? Barack is an immense obstacle to even achieving a Billy Jeff/Hillarious Clinton Inc. dynasty:
The current wave of support for Barack Obama from Democrats, independents, and even some Republicans is partly based on his vision of a new political discourse that breaks with the petty, destructive polarization of the past 20 years. Whether Obama can build up his foreign policy credentials sufficiently to reassure an anxious general electorate remains to be seen.
Camille sees the Clinton Inc crowd as an irredentist revanchist "Back to the Past [Future]." Barack is getting her vote. She will vote for Hillary if she is the Dem nominee only for strategic SCOTUS reasons. But Camille doesn't bring up the seamy underside of this manipulative non-mother [a friend's daughter at Sidwell Friends said Chelsea told her in ballet class that she was sick so often from spoiled food in the White House kitchen, as the staff hated Hillary so much they gave her daughter spoiled milk and other tainted treats.] Camille sums up:
But Hillary herself, with her thin, spotty record, tangled psychological baggage, and maundering blowhard of a husband, is also a mighty big roll of the dice. She is a brittle, relentless manipulator with few stable core values who shuffles through useful personalities like a card shark ("Cue the tears!"). Forget all her little gold crosses: Hillary's real god is political expediency. Do Americans truly want this hard-bitten Machiavellian back in the White House? Day one will just be more of the same.
A few final questions:
She’s never been exonerated about the cattle futures windfalls, since there was never full disclosure.
She’s never been exonerated about having her so-called health care task force operate in secret in direct violation of the laws. In fact, that was confirmed.
She’s never been exonerated about any of the Castle Grande lies and overbillings - or how the missing Rose Law billing records just happened to show up near her office, conveniently, right after the statute of limitations expired.
She’s never been exonerated for her role in the Whitewater development…but hey, that was only a simple resort scam designed to fleece seniors.
She’s never been exonerated about her role in the disgraceful Travel Office scandal, where nonpartisan career government employees all lost their jobs to make room for her friends, nor for trying to cover it up with a fraudulent IRS audit and criminal charges against Billy Dale - charges which took a jury only minutes to laugh out of court.
How about the FBI files on her political opponents, which were illegally obtained by her chosen aide, Craig Livingstone? How much of that information did she copy? How much does she still have and plan to use? Exonerated? I don’t think so.
As I recall, one of the deputy independent counsels during Whitewater even prepared a draft indictment of her for perjury, which Janet Reno quashed. That’s not exoneration either. Not in this universe.
Of course, the blowhard philanderer keeps yawping about her "exoneration" until an Orwellian Memory Hole in the press final occurs.
But she ain't "exonerated" in the minds of a ginormous number of Americans, including many Democrats. And no one wants Hillary to appoint girl-friend Jamie Gorelick as Attorney General, as she allowed 9/11 to occur with her "firewall" fervor.