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December 21, 2006

The Mommy State

by Doug Mataconis

Just in case you were wondering what life under Clinton II might be like:

WASHINGTON – Sen. Hillary Clinton told a TV audience of 3 million women Wednesday that the nation has “never had a mother” be president.

Appearing on “The View” to push the 10th anniversary reissue of her book “It Takes a Village,” Clinton chatted about family Christmas and raising kids these days.

The former first lady noted, “We’ve never had a mother who ever ran for or held that position.”

I can see it now. An entire nation governed under the rules of “Mother, May I ?”

H/T: QandO


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3 Comments

  1. Is your point here that mothers shouldn’t be president?

    Comment by Joe — December 22, 2006 @ 10:27 am
  2. We have had enough paternalistic crap over the years, but its interesting how it’s always referred to as feminine, such as the Nanny state.

    Comment by VRB — December 22, 2006 @ 11:49 am
  3. Joe,

    My point is that we don’t need someone who takes the attitude that she must ask as our Mother upon entering the White House. We aren’t a nation of helpless children despite what Ms. Rodham Clinton may think.

    Comment by Doug Mataconis — December 22, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

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