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Sexism Rears Its Ugly Head In NH

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Some Granite staters are having a hard time accepting Hilalry Clinton’s candidacy:

[Clinton's] campaign stop was interrupted Monday when two men stood in the crowd and began screaming, “Iron my shirt!” during one of her final appearances before the New Hampshire primary.

Clinton, a former first lady running to become the nation’s first female president, laughed at the seemingly sexist protest that suggested a woman’s place is doing the laundry and not running the country.

“Ah, the remnants of sexism – alive and well,” Clinton said to applause in a school auditorium.

Indeed.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jan 8, 2008
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  • 6 Comments
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      The “Iron My Shirt” show bombed worse than a Fox sitcom. Some folks- okay, myself included- think the guys were planted by the Hillary campaign. The fellas are local radio pranksters. The theory is that Hill’s campaign heard of them and encouraged them to do their stuff. That’s why Hillary didn’t fear them as a security threat, asked that the house lights be turned on so their signs could be seen, and had a snappy remark ready for them about sexism. No, I’m not the only one thinking this.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ee.em.bee
      ee.em.bee

      hm, much as it may pain me to admit it, I think the Prof has a good point: the event seems remarkably well timed for Hillary’s repositioning as the poor-li’l-underdog-lady (yesterday’s weepiness and Bill’s “I can’t make her younger, taller, male” thing). And we already know HC’s campaign isn’t above planting people so an event conforms to a script. I really hate to say it, but we don’t need four more years of paranoid manipulation.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 11:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      Omigod, I have to agree with ProfVP. I think they were a plant, although they may have done it for publicity. Anyway, this is about as serious a threat to the status of women as the Queen of England not writing the Queen’s Speech.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey Mills
      Joey Mills

      I know the guys who did this and it was a prank by Toucher and Rich – WBCN Boston. Listen to the show at 3pm today http://www.wbcn.com. Adolpho and Intern Nick were the ones screaming Iron My Shirt. I think it’s funny and everyone needs to loosen up. Rich did the same joke at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA years ago.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken
      Ken

      Yeah, it’s a stitch. Thank God there’s really no such thing as sexism in this country. Or racism or homophobia, come to that.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      True, Ken. Since the prank may have been planted by Hillary’s staff as a video opportunity the day before primary voting, that proves that sexism doesn’t exist.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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