I never thought I could dislike anyone as much as I've come to detest George W. Bush. But a small group is vying for that same "honor."
I am speaking of Hillary Clinton's deep-pocketed contributors, the "Hillraisers." This group of women is still fuming over what they saw as "sexist" treatment of Hillary Clinton during the primaries. Never mind that the Clinton campaign flung all kinds of racial code at Obama, led by none other than Bill Clinton himself. That was different. Obama, you see, may be black, but he's a black man.
Get it? Well, neither do I.
Clinton diehards throw support behind McCain
By Leonard Doyle in Washington
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Many of Hillary Clinton's most prominent supporters, including a number of her famous "Hillraisers," are either defecting to the Republican John McCain or withholding their support from the Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
Chief among them is the founder of the Esprit clothing store chain Susie Tompkins Buell who is bitter at what she claims was the sexist treatment of Mrs Clinton by the media during the campaign. "What really hurt women the most was to look back and see all this gender bias," she declared.
Many disaffected Clinton supporters and fundraisers believe Mr Obama did not do enough during the primary contest to end what they believe was a sneering campaign in the media. They are still angry at the way pundits referred to Mrs Clinton's laugh as a "cackle." There is also anger at the way the mainstream media picked up on the comedian Chris Rock's comparison of Mrs Clinton to the knife- wielding madwoman in the movie Fatal Attraction.
Some of Mrs Clinton's fundraisers are pressuring the Democratic nominee to give her a prominent role in the general election campaign and in a future Obama administration.
The disaffection is causing glee in the McCain campaign. Carly Fiorina, his most prominent female backer and former chief executive of the computer giant Hewlett Packard, announced yesterday that she was holding further talks with 20 of Mrs Clinton'sfinancial backers.
Details of campaign contributions reveal that in May, when Mr Obama clinched the nomination, 115 of Mrs Clinton's big contributors had switched to the Obama campaign with equal numbers donating to Mr McCain.
Really? Are these women for real? They are treating the primary like some kind of failed engagement during which that lout of a man cheated on the innocent bride-to-be. And they are fiercely reinforcing the stereotype of the fabled "woman scorned." They are insisting that Obama give Hillary all kinds of concessions before they call off their mega-twit. It's almost like the primary result were some form of community property that needs to be negotiated.
The story above is what got me going this morning. But then I found this one, and my day's post was decided:
by Katie Fretland
Howard Wolfson, the former spokesman for Hillary Clinton's failed campaign for president, has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor, Fox announced today.