Thursday, January 17, 2008

Symbolism of Spouse in Election

Camille Paglia ends her punchy anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Obama article in Salon this week by saying that, "And his wife Michelle is a powerhouse." So that his wife is a powerful women, a successful businesswoman, is a plus for Obama. But on the opposite side of the political spectrum, Rush Limbaugh repeatedly says on his show that Hillary wouldn't be where she is today "without Bill," that if she weren't a Clinton, she wouldn't be running for President. It's that old canard--a successful woman wouldn't be where she is without her husband.

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