Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.”     Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

Permalink || Comments (3) || Categories: Politics
TrackBack URI:
Read more posts from
• • •


  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

Comments RSS

Subscribe without commenting

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by: WordPress • Template by: Eric • Banner #1, #3, #4 by Stephen Macklin • Banner #2 by Mark RaynerXML