HILLARY NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL
Okay, I hope you're seated. Feeling calm? Good. Say, have you
lost some weight? You look 10 years younger.
It has been this editor's perception that Hillary Rodham
Clinton's main problem is just that she hooked up with the wrong
guy, i.e. Bill "The Weasel" Clinton. Hillary started out as a
committed idealist, even though her ideals were misguided. In
the 1960s, she was good friends with Saul Alinsky, the noted
rebel and radical organizer. She really believed that 1960s
stuff and even still has stars in her eyes. (Like many of her
generation, she is still "lost in the '60s.")
But she went wrong teaming up with Mr. Bill. Alas, what's a girl
to do? She couldn't "grow up to be President," but she could
marry the fourth stooge, Big Goofy Clinton, achieve power, then
save the world.
But along the way, a lot of Goof Clinton's sleaze rubbed off on
her. Now she's got apparent legal troubles waiting to pounce and
send her up the river, to Club Fed, for golfing and light
Don't agree? David Brock, author of *The Seduction of Hillary
Rodham*, paints a similar picture to that of this editor. A
review in the Washington Times National Weekly Edition (10/20/96)
describes Brock as seeing "the first lady as a victim of her
Brock, according to the Washington Times, began writing the book
18 months ago, expecting to end up with a book unsympathetic to
Ms. Clinton. Yet the opposite occurred. Responding to upset
right-wingers, salivating in anticipation of a hatchet job then
bitterly disappointed at the final result, Brock asks, "What do
people want me to do? Do they want me to make things up?"
Of course Brock may have been sucked in by a type of feminist
propaganda portraying all womyn's difficulties as to be blamed on
the Male Oppressor(tm). Is Hillary just a poor victim really,
just a poor little thing who couldn't help herself? Some womyn
push that image of the poor helpless female, victimized by the
evil male and in desperate need of Big Brother to come save her.
So which is it? Are women really tough as a man and can face the
music when the chips are down? Or do they go crying to "daddy"
that it's all "Jimmy's" fault, that "Jimmy made me do it?" You
can't have it both ways: either women are able to stand on their
own two feet come Hell or high water, or they're not. So which
will Hillary do when push comes to shove? Will she do the "poor
helpless female" bit, or will she "take it like a man?"
My bet is that Brock has been suckered by the "damsel in
distress" archetype (but not necessarily tricked into it.) His
book paves the way for a post-indictment Hillary to avoid jail,
letting her blame it all on Male Oppressor(tm) and Male
Seducer(tm) Bill "The Weasel" Clinton. But Hillary's got some
guts I think so she might do something really brave like stand on
her own two feet.