Remember Hillary's double talk during Tuesday's debate?
Hillary's (and her surrogates') response was that she was piled on.Unfairly. By six men.
Damsel in the Debate
By Ruth Marcus
Friday, November 2, 2007; Page A21
My favorite photo of the week — maybe my favorite photo of the presidential campaign so far — showed Hillary Clinton, dukes up, in a pair of bright red boxing gloves. It is iconic Hillary, unafraid to take on a fight. Which is also why the almost anti-feminist subtext of the past few days — a message emanating from the Clinton campaign and its allies — has been so unnecessary, and so disappointing.
“Six guys against Hillary,” said Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, as he announced the union's endorsement and presented Clinton with the gloves. “I'd call that a fair fight.”
McEntee's remarks echoed the “piling on” theme the Clinton campaign adopted after Tuesday's debate in Philadelphia in which Clinton was pummeled by her competitors. con't…
Unfairly “piling on” a woman or demanding straight answers and the truth from a Presidential Candidate?
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