Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Her cutesy campaign has set a bad precedent for future women candidates..."

That Paglia's something else. I don't always agree with her, but when I do , I really do.
Would I want Hillary answering the red phone in the middle of the night? No, bloody not. The White House first responder should be a person of steady, consistent character and mood -- which describes Obama more than Hillary. And that scare ad was produced with amazing ineptitude. If it's 3 a.m., why is the male-seeming mother fully dressed as she comes in to check on her sleeping children? Is she a bar crawler or insomniac? An obsessive-compulsive housecleaner, like Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"? And why is Hillary sitting at her desk in full drag and jewelry at that ungodly hour? A president should not be a monomaniac incapable of rest and perched on guard all night like Poe's baleful raven. People at the top need a relaxed perspective, which gives judgment and balance. Workaholism is an introspection-killing disease, the anxious disability of tunnel-vision middle managers.

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I liked Dick Morris' suggestion to the effect that if Obama had a mean streak, he would put out another commercial with the same 3 a.m. red phone call, only in this case, a midwestern woman's voice answers, "Hello ... yes ... one moment ... BILL, IT'S FOR YOU!"