Hmmm… If it were anyone but the Clinton’s I doubt anyone would be having these conversations:
Chris Matthews: Faye, you first, you know Hillary Clinton, you know Bill Clinton. What’s Bill’s role in this thing, is it a good role or a bad role?
Faye Wattleton: Well, I think that Bill Clinton’s role is that of the spouses of all the candidates, he’s participating as a surrogate for his wife who is running. And I think that its entirely consistent with the ascension of other women to the top offices in their country; they come about it as the result of the president being their spouse or being members of prominent families. So I don’t think that we should be so upset and agitated about Mr. Clinton’s participation – we should continue to focus on the issues that the people want to hear about…these other matters are really side issues.
And Sully wouldn’t be twisting it:
Wow. A proud defense of nepotism over feminism.
Jeff has more on Sully’s fantasies on feminism, at Shakes.
Take a deep breath everyone. As unpleasant as the past few days (or weeks) have been, we’ll all be making up once a nominee has been chosen. And I think everyone in the mix of things knows that.