In emails people often ask me why I refer to Clinton’s wife as “Clinton’s wife” or “Mrs. Clinton” rather than “Hillary”. Camille Paglia sums it up perfectly:
Hillary is a mess. And we’re going to reward the presidency to a woman who’s enabled the depredations and exploitation of women by that cornpone husband of hers? The way feminists have spoken makes us blind to Hillary’s record of trashing [women]. They were going to try to destroy Monica Lewinsky. It’s a scandal! Anyone who believe in sexual harassment guidelines should have seen that the disparity of power between Clinton and Monica Lewinsky was one of the most grotesque ever in the history of sex crime. He’s a sex criminal! We’re going to put that guy back in the White House? Hillary’s ridden on his coattails. This is not a woman who has her own career, who’s made her own career! The woman who failed the bar exam in Washington! The only reason she went to Arkansas and got a job in the Rose law firm was because her husband was a politician.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The only reason we even know Hillary’s name is because in the ’60s she managed to get her hooks into a guy who eventually became president. She earned nothing on her own, and she’s managed to turn practically every opportunity her marriage to Clinton has handed her into a disaster. And this is the role model to which the Democrat Party wants young women to aspire? Compare Mrs. Clinton’s “career” path to that of Governor Palin, whose career successes came entirely through her own hard work and initiative. I know which path I want my daughter to follow. The fact that this is the best the Democrat Party can field in 2016 is an indication of how shockingly thin their bench really is.
To get a feeling for the contempt with which Ms. Paglia holds Clinton’s wife, enjoy the video below. As is her custom, Paglia minces no words.