Monday, January 14, 2008

Finding Her Voice

I've been really busy (well, not busy), but I did manage to catch a few presidential debates and you can't be around my parents without having the news be on. After the New Hampshire Primary, where Hillary Clinton won on the Democratic side, she said this "I have listened to the people of New Hampshire, and by doing so, I have found my own voice."

Does anyone find it remarkable that a strong woman who is a United States Senator, has served as the First Lady, and has been a prominent attorney -- hasn't found her own voice by now? Why would she run if she didn't know what she wanted for herself and for her country? It was a ludicrous statement, representative of the trendy speak of the feminists ten years ago when they were so dramatically pushing how young girls lose their voices in our modern educational system and in our society, ignoring the fact that MOST adolescents, male OR female are afraid to call attention to themselves by speaking their mind. It's a developmental phase, not a gender disenfranchisement.

It is also reminiscent of the Clinton Administration where they say something offensive, recant saying it was a joke, or when they really screw up, they send for Tony Robbins and then "reinvent themselves." Pay attention. She is reminding us what it was like during the Clinton Administration. She is attacking, blaming others for her foibles, and reinventing herself constantly.

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

RPW, you took the words right out of my mouth. I have been thinking of doing my own post on this very topic and making the exact point you just made. Now I don't have to!

AmusedMomma said...

Excellent post. Insightful and full of truth.

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Next thing you know, she'll be hiring a Life Coach to tell her what she believes.

Anna said...

I thought it was pretty direct. She learned that crying wins her votes. Now she knows what strings to pull when she's down in the polls.

No really, I think you made good points, too.

Kelly said...

I thought the same thing when I heard her say that...I thought "she doesn't have her own voice by now??!" It was pretty amazing that it took the people of NH to help her find her own voice....:-)
This will be an interesting presidential race all in all, that's for sure...
on my knees in prayer about it!
Kelly

Beth said...

She is such devious person. I don't trust her any farther than I can throw Fred Thompson. BTW, anyone else annoyed that the media refers to him as a former actor. He's a politican who was asked to play himself because they couldn't find anyone else right for the role. The acting bug bit and he took it up.