Thursday, April 10, 2008

Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton

The compulsive war-room mentality of both Clintons is neurosis writ large. The White House should not be a banging, rocking washer perpetually stuck on spin cycle. Many Democrats, including myself, have come to doubt whether Hillary has any core values or even a stable sense of identity. With her outlandish fibbing and naive self-puffery, her erratic day-to-day changes of tone and message, her glassy, fixed smiles, and her leaden and embarrassingly unpresidential jokes about pop culture, she has started to seem like one of those manic, seductively vampiric patients in trashy old Hollywood hospital flicks like "The Snake Pit." How anyone could confuse Hillary's sourly cynical, male-bashing megalomania with authentic feminism is beyond me.
--Camille Paglia

5 comments:

randi rhodes said...

Six months ago she was your golden girl. Now you follow a new pied piper, a black racist. How is that?
(now that I've been canned because of this bitch, I have plenty of time to post on blogs)

stephanie miller said...

You don't get it, Randi. Nagarjuna is one of them corncob-smokin', banjo-strokin', chicken-chokin' cousin-pokin', inbred hillbilly racist morons from whom Obama is going to save us. So of course he supports Obama.

Nagarjuna said...

Hillary was never my "golden girl," although my opinion of her was once somewhat more favorable than it is today. However, although I favor Obama, even though I wouldn't expect him to be able to work political miracles as president, I strongly believe that even Hillary would be a tremendous improvement in every way over the embassassment we have now and better in most if not every way than a doddering John McCain who seems poised, if elected, to continue Bush's disastrous foreign and domestic policies.

Ed Schultz said...

If you actually believe that raising taxes, vastly increasing the size of the federal government (the programs put forth by Obama will cost close to a trillion dollars), and surrendering to al Qaeda in Iraq is going to cause a "tremendous improvement" of anything, you're a bigger loon than I thought. Then again, now you know what Obama actually thinks about your kind.

Nagarjuna said...

Why is it necessarily bad to raise taxes, especially on the obscenely wealthy, if the proceeds go to government programs that benefit needy individuals and the nation as a whole?

Which specific programs proposed by Obama to help people and the nation do you oppose, and why?

And what have we truly accomplished by our presence in Iraq, and what are we likely to accomplish by remaining there any longer? How much of a foothold did al Qaeda have in Iraq under Saddam?