Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hillary Clinton is the Martha Stewart of politics.

One of Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign ads just happens to have a statue of Mother Teresa in it:
A Catholic advocacy group is urging Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to remove an image of Mother Teresa from a campaign video narrated by former President Bill Clinton.

"It is wholly inappropriate, disrespectful and disturbing that Hillary Clinton is using an image of Blessed Mother Teresa as a political tool, especially given their radically different views on abortion," said Fidelis President Joseph Cella.

He noted that Mother Teresa fought to protect unborn children, while Hillary Clinton "staunchly supports abortion on demand in all nine months of pregnancy, including partial birth abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion.
This is yet another example of what is rapidly becoming a Hillary Clinton campaigning trademark: the "spoofed" psychological slip. The overt message is both laser-targeted to a voting demographic and self-flattering. Here Hillary Clinton implies that she is so wise, feels so deeply, and cares so passionately about Catholic voters that she spends much of her spare time deeply contemplating Catholic social issues. Indeed, so much so that when her personal statue of Mother Theresa is "accidentally" included in a campaign commercial, Hillary Cliton is more than willing to leave it in there as a symbol of her personal strength of feeling despite the risk that it might drive anti-Catholic bigots to oppose her even more stridently than before.

This is nothing more that the Martha Stewart ethic of home economics taken to the next logical level beyond festive holiday decorations and self-sewn children's Halloween costumes. The reality is more likely to be that Bill Clinton has a checklist of the frank personal admissions that Hillary will use to woo interest group support over the next few months. Southern accent that only emerges when your passion for civil rights hits a fever pitch? Check! Negro spiritual hymns that you taught your all-white fourth-grade Girl Scout troup? Save them for Super Tuesday. "Spontaneous" religious conversion while en route to a CAIR rally? Focus group testing gives it a green light!

I think you get the idea. It's obviously fake, but then, what about the Clintons isn't fake?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you! I just read and article by Christopher Ruddy where he said that Hillary is clinging on to her husband's 'mantle' to get the nomination, but does she even have a chance persuading the American people that she isn't a wishy washy phony?

8:37 AM  

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