January 29, 2013

Hillary: "I do want to see more women compete for the highest positions in their countries."

"... and I will do what I can, whether or not it is up to me to make a decision on my own future. I right now am not inclined to do that, but I will do everything I can to make sure that women compete at the highest levels not only in the United States but around the world."

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Meade said...

It might be complete bullshit but Hillary believes it 100%.

edutcher said...

From the woman who has been riding Hubbo's coattails.

David said...

Great Idea!

She should start with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Turkey, Syria, Palestinian Authority and Arkansas.

Meade said...

She also believes 100% that her hands are clean on Benghazi, etc.

traditionalguy said...

Joan of Arc was useful too.

rehajm said...

Clinton bullshit seems quaint and antiquated in the age of Obama bullshit.

chrisnavin.com said...

I just keep thinking that women can do better than Hillary.

But Obama and the feminists are rounding many of them up into a voting bloc which makes her out to be a saint.

She embodies too much of their ideology in practice and they make her a star.

cold pizza said...

Let's parse the BS:
"I do want to see more women compete for the highest positions in their countries." I agree. Easy to say "I want to see..." I want to see my paycheck go up, not down. I want my taxes to go down, not up. What "I want," or "I want to see..." has no bearing on the real world and is easy to say. As I used to tell my children when they were little and wanted something: "It's good to want things."

"... and I will do what I can..." pure BS.

"...whether or not it is up to me to make a decision on my own future." What?! You don't have control over the decisions affecting your future? BS!

"I right now am not inclined to do that, but I will do everything I can..." cough*BS*cough "...to make sure..." cough*BS*cough "...that women compete..." cough*BS*cough "...at the highest levels..." cough*BS*cough "...not only in the United States but around the world." Gahh! Choking to death here. Why can't the earth just rise up and swallow these sallow, shallow, petty and vindictive pols leaving nothing to mark their pathetic existance shy of a lingering oil stain and the stench of death? -CP

Ann Althouse said...

You guys are rough!

I can't believe 100% is winning (by a lot) when I gave you an option that went up to 99%.

chrisnavin.com said...

The media doesn't realize yet that they're getting played by their heroes.

Hint: They're not in it with you. They're not your friends and action figures.

They're politicians, act accordingly, even if they claim to hold shared views.

mccullough said...

Marrying a politician and then riding and continuing to ride his coattails is a poor example of competing.

"Women of the world: my advice to you is to marry well. And if your husband humiliates you, stick with him. My dear friend and trusted adviser Huma almost left her husband after he tweeted a picture of his junk to his fans. She was pregnant at the time. I told her: 'Huma, I understand your humiliation. I do. But if you leave him, you are jeopardizing your future. And what difference, at this point, does it make?"

MadisonMan said...

I don't think Hillary believes it to be BS. Does that matter?

chrisnavin.com said...

Hey, I chose about 60% bullshit.

She may not know.

But Clintons linger.

chickelit said...

I can't believe 100% is winning (by a lot) when I gave you an option that went up to 99%.

What difference, it this point, does it make?

Chip Ahoy said...
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Bob Boyd said...

"....and when I say women, I mean me."

Chip Ahoy said...

(seemed to have a word transversal there)

Weawee and truwee? Can we ask the female survivors of Benghazi hastened off never to be heard of again, impossible to interview, how well their careers are advancing? But this is coming from another one of those angry white men she habitually dismisses, so I dismiss her right back, although we do share altruistic misanthropies so have that in common at least.

caseym54 said...

Does that mean Republican women, too?

Chip Ahoy said...

I should probably go back there and vote, 100% of b.s., of course. Yes yes yes, fight fight fight, go go go, fight fight fight, yes yes yes. As a global-thinking Statesperson, all the fight fight fight enemies are to the immediate right. The tinier enemies beyond are insignificant. WHATZIT MATTER NOW? AND NOT SPOKEN OF, distant things are smaller, they're speedbumps and handled by toys.

Duo interviews, cotton candy, fluff and puff and Daddy gotchyer back sweetness and softness and honeycomb golden light.

Basta! said...

"...whether or not it is up to me to make a decision on my own future."

So she's letting us know that while she herself is *of course* personally reluctant, she expects to be drafted for the 2016 Dem nomination by wild and irresistible acclaim.

"Who. . . ME?? Oh no, I can't, I really can't, I. . . well, since so many of you insist it's crucial for the Good of the universe. . . I am but a humble servant of the People's Will."

ricpic said...

Bill: What can I do to help get us back into the White House, hon?

Hillary: I ain't no ways tahrd and I can trade platitudes with the best of 'em, but one more bimbo eruption and we're toast. No more bimbo eruptions!

Original Mike said...

"I don't think Hillary believes it to be BS. Does that matter?"

Don't diss Hillary. Of course she knows it's BS.

edutcher said...

And before Willie, she was Daddy's Little Girl.

Of course it's 100%.

SteveR said...

There is no evidence to suggest its not BS, 100% may not be right but that's the way to bet. She's been doing it so long its natural.

Patrick said...

I can't believe 100% is winning (by a lot) when I gave you an option that went up to 99%.

I found your divisions of "percentage bullshit" interesting. But yeah, Hilary's not getting much love, nor does she deserve it. Substituting miles for achievement doesn't get you anywhere.

EMD said...

“You can be partisan, you can have a strong sense of the rightness of your position, but democracy and certainly legislative bodies require compromise. And you can’t let compromise become a dirty word because then you veer toward fanaticism.”

“I mean, we were just talking about extremists who think it’s only their way, they are the ones who have the truth, none of the rest of us have any kind of claim on what is real in their views,” she continued. “And so it’s important in our democracies – like Australia, like the United States – that yes, be passionate, be intense about your feelings, but at the end of the day you’ve got to serve the people who sent you there, and that requires compromise.”

Republicans = North African terrorists?

Can't she just retire like a normal person?

Patrick said...

Sir Edmund Hillary was unavailable for comment, as was the commodities trading board.

cubanbob said...

Clinton bullshit seems quaint and antiquated in the age of Obama bullshit.

So true and so sad. Ann why are you surprised at 100%? Most people would be amazed at any % less than a 100% would be believable.

EMD said...

From the same article:

"This is not what the Arab revolution was about ... "

Man, is she really this dense? What did she expect would fill the Mubarak and Gadaffi vacuums?

virgil xenophon said...

"You guys are rough!"

SURELY you jest, Ann. Or are you really that naive and/or still a kool-aid drinker who has fallen off the wagon yet again.? Reversion to typical academic type? Say it ain't so Joe--say it ain't so!

Ann, when contemplating the Clintons you should worship more at the alter of that patron-saint of political philosophers, Lilly Tomlin: "I try to be cynical, but I can't keep up!"

Astro said...

I voted 0% - because technically, that's 100% cowshit.

Henry said...

It can't be 100% bullshit. Hillary is still a woman.

chickelit said...

Going forward, she'll be remembered long time for servicing her President and her gender.

virgil xenophon said...

All joking aside, imo there are not enough bad things that one can say about Hillery--an intensely ideological, loathsome left-wing creature of opportunity if ever there was one.. Her motto? "I accept full responsibility, but none of the blame." Sounds good to me..

LTMG said...

The arrogance of Americans - and I am one - astounds me. Who are we, either individually or collectively, to impose our mores on people in other countries and happy in their own cultures?

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garage mahal said...

This has to be bullshit. Hillary is popular, and probably running for POTUS! So yea, complete B.S.

XRay said...

"You guys are rough!"

Substitute realists for tough.

You're just full of shit, sometimes, Professor. Hanging on to your hippy dreams.

Mao, Stalin, Hitler made sure to crush your type first.

You believe we live in more enlightened times, that such could never happen here, as the right intellectuals from the right schools will, and are, making sure... of something.

It's gone, now, though. You, and I, were lucky to have been born when we were. Witness to the best mankind has yet seen, and witness also to the desolution of same. Sixty years, that's all it took.

virgil xenophon said...

"Sixty years, that's all it took."

SO sadly true, XRay..

rcommal said...

I ticked the box next to 1-40.

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ErnieG said...

Maybe she could set up a binder full of women for these positions. No, wait. It's been tried and it didn't go well.

Mark Daniels said...

I can't blame Clinton too much for being disingenuous about her desire to move back into the Whit House. It's not "nice" to admit wanting to be President, even though those who run without craving it like cocaine are dismissed for lacking "fire in the belly."

And then she's got people still fanning the flames of her presidential ambition. It doesn't need much encouragement.

Lincoln once observed, “No man knows, when that Presidential grub gets to gnawing at him, just how deep in it will get until he has tried it." I'm guessing, no woman knows either.

hombre said...

Shameful Bill. Shameless Hillary.

I chose 76-95%

rcommal said...

"Can't she just retire like a normal person?"

LOL. As if there aren't myriad examples of politicians of all stripes and types from both sides of the aisle who kept ... serving ... way past the so-called normal retirement time.

(By the way, what IS normal retirement time? And when, exactly, did the consensus come to be that "normal" people do and ought in fact retire? Especially at ever-early ages.

Serious question. And by that I mean I am seriously asking that question, even if I find my tongue seeking a cheek, while posing it. Because it's a serious question that needs to be asked and, far more important, needs to be answered, preferably seriously.

Is retirement, much less the latter 20th century conception/requirement of retirement, "normal" as in what a "normal" person does, did, and ought do? Is it? If so, why? Since when? How? Etc.

"Can't she just retire like a normal person?"

Normal. Interesting frame, in context[s], that deployment of "normal." Et tu, all?)

rcommal said...

Hey, Mark Daniels! Great to see you, as always.


William said...

I don't think the machine that can calibrate the mendacity of the Clintons has yet been fabricated. Their lies have gone beyond self serving, even beyond mythology, into some intricate Kubla Khan vision with its own rules of gravity, energy, and light. It's simply not accurate to top them off at 100%. Quantum mechanics cannot be discussed in Newtonian terms. We need another unit of measurement.

furious_a said...

Neither Charlene Lamb nor Susan Rice could be reached for comment.

rcommal said...


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In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round:
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
A mighty fountain momently was forced:
Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail:
And 'mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
It flung up momently the sacred river.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean:
And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying war!

The shadow of the dome of pleasure
Floated midway on the waves;
Where was heard the mingled measure
From the fountain and the caves.

It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!

A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould win me,

That with music loud and long,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

rcommal said...

Only, Fancy! Coleridge surely was referring to the likes of Hillary specifically, and them only.

rcommal said...

Just for the record, I don't give a shit either way whether Hillary Clinton runs for president. If there's nothing else that people ought to have learned after all these yea so many years, it's that the people who are gonna run are those who wanna, and who wanna enough to spend enough time & etc. to build both a financial base and a get-out-the-[primary/caucus]vote one. That's the "it." I do care about that, for various reasons, if not obsessively nor blindly.

kentuckyliz said...

I voted 99% because it's scientific to leave a margin of error.

Dante said...

I can't believe 100% is winning (by a lot) when I gave you an option that went up to 99%.

How much Bullshit was there when she blamed the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" when she knew her husband was boffing that woman, Monica Lewinsky? Did she care about how men treated women then?

How much Bullshit was there when she tried to make Monica into a stalker, until the semen stain could not be refuted?

That may not be good enough, perhaps this will convince you of her sincerity.

For those that need more, you can see the REAL Hillary here.

Penny said...

"I don't think the machine that can calibrate the mendacity of the Clintons has yet been fabricated."

The Clintons are performance artists, William, so no need to concern yourself with their mendacity.

FleetUSA said...

Let's see: women in power

Haarland (Norway)
Irish woman

Why no woman here: because Hillary screwed it up and McCain didn't die in the office.

Kirk Parker said...

"You guys are rough!"

Huh? Nothing but the best for Our Hillary™. It's 100% all the way...

sabeth.chu said...

That's not without its humorous side.
She would be president and travel round the planet lecturing peoples on not to be so damn bigoted.
.Times are grim, and peoples might want to have a good laugh now and then.
Come to think of it that is exactly what she is doing now.
So as president she would concentrate on the home crowd some more.
There is even a certain magnificence in being so splendidly selt-satisfied and self-righteous.
And I don't think it is BS. She probably believes what she is saying.

rcommal said...

Oh, for pete's sake. Do you all really think that Hillary has the best chance of becoming president in 2016?

whoresoftheinternet said...

Feminist states she wants more women to act like unsexy masculine shits who whine about not doing as good a job as men and act contrary to their nature.

It's no surprise women have accomplished next to nothing in the history of the world, and men have done it all. Stupid beasts.

Erika said...

Hillary seems so harmless compared to Obama.

Delayna said...

I voted 100% without reading the quote. I have At Least a 50% chance of being right.

Bryan C said...

"Does that mean Republican women, too?"

Silly, they're not really women. Just like black and gay Republicans aren't really and truly black or gay.

Eric Jablow said...

I wonder what her opinion is of various women heads-of-government. What does she think of Indira Ghandi? What does she think of Golda Meir? What does she think of Maggie Thatcher? And, should she be elected President in 2016, will Bill join the Denis Thatcher Society?

Patrick said...

I voted 96 - 99%. I gave her the "ands" but not the "the's."

(The plural of the seems weird. Perhaps I got it wrong.)

EMD said...

You know, I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt in 2008, had she won. I thought she would have been more economically capable than Obama has turned out to be. In a way, more a realist about how the economy works, and not such an ideologue sputtering about "you didn't build that." Even though she is liberal, I thought the best practices of her husband would have rubbed off on her, and produced a more pragmatic leader.

However, after her performance at State — and her latest lamentations that Republicans are basically equal to extremist Islamic terrorists  — that benefit is quickly eroding.

Steve Koch said...

Virgil xenophon said...
All joking aside, imo there are not enough bad things that one can say about Hillery--an intensely ideological, loathsome left-wing creature of opportunity if ever there was one.. Her motto? "I accept full responsibility, but none of the blame."

Well said.

Steve Koch said...

What is amazing is that Hillary has learned so little about politics from Bill, a master of political art and craft.