From Ms. Dowd Today:
Even newly armored by the spirit of Camelot, Barack Obama is still distressed by the sight of a certain damsel.
It’s already famous as The Snub, the moment before the State of the Union when Obama turned away to talk to Claire McCaskill instead of trying to join Teddy Kennedy in shaking hands with Hillary.it would have been the natural thing for the Illinois senator, only hours after his emotional embrace by the Kennedys and an arena full of deliriously shrieking students, to follow the lead of Uncle Teddy and greet the rebuffed Hillary.
She was impossible to miss in the sea of dark suits and Supreme Court dark robes. Like Scarlett O’Hara after a public humiliation, Hillary showed up at the gathering wearing a defiant shade of red.
But the fact that he didn’t do so shows that Obama cannot hide how much the Clintons rattle him, and that he is still taking the race very personally.
But now Obama is like that cat Mark Twain wrote about who wouldn’t jump on the stove again for fear of being burned.
It was only after the distortions of the Clintons in South Carolina that he changed his tone and took on Hillary in a tough way in the debate there. Afterward, one of his advisers said that it was as though a dam had broken and Obama finally began using all the sharp lines against Hillary that strategists had been suggesting for months.
Why had it taken so long for Obama to push back against Hillary? “He respected her as a senator,” the adviser replied. “He even defended her privately when she cried, saying that no one knows how hard these campaigns are.”
But Obama’s outrage makes him seem a little jejune. He is surely the only person in the country who was surprised when the Clintons teamed up to dissemble and smear when confronted with an impediment to their ambitions.
But Obama is the more emotionally delicate candidate, and the one who has the more feminine consensus management style, and the not-blinded-by-testosterone ability to object to a phony war.
As first lady, Alpha Hillary’s abrasive and secretive management of health care doomed it. She voted to enable W. on Iraq so she could run as someone tough enough to command armies.
Given her brazen quote to ABC News, Obama is right to be scared of Hillary. He just needs to learn that Uncle Teddy can’t fight all his fights, and that a little chivalry goes a long way.
Read the whole column here.
This chick done gone and lost her mind. She called Obama a Bitch. And accused him of being scared of Hilary and hiding behind Teddy's suit. WTF? And for a NON EVENT.
The Snub? You mean the non-moment between Obama and Clinton at the State of the Union? That's why you're calling him a Bitch and accusing him of being scared of a woman? And having to hide behind another man? Really? Really, Really?
You know as they said on Jack and Jill Politics, "I mean really, you can't be a black man in this country and talk like an intelligent person without some idiot emasculating you for it."
There's a reason why one of the quotes on my blog says, " Why are Black people so angry all the time? Probably some dumb shit you did, White girl."
Maureen Dowd just proved my point.