I saw a comment a few moments ago complaining about the prospect of Hillary “making nice” to the Iranians. I can’t seem to find it again, but no matter—the sentiment is certainly widespread enough to deserve comment, i.e., that we can’t trust manly stuff like atomic weapons to a grrrl.
Setting aside the particular issue, I’m impelled to remark on the general point—where did we get the idea that there is anything nice about grrrls as leaders, Hillary or otherwise?
Thumb through your collection of “female world leader” cards: Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Benizar Bhutto, Goldia Meir. Chalk Ms. Bhutto up to just general corruption, but the other three surely make the first rank in any table of saber-rattling, bellicose warrior types. And it’s not as if they seemed to do it because they had to prove something—in all three cases, it seems they liked being combatative and inflexible.
Like almost every Republican except John McCain, Hillary doesn’t have much of a record on military matters. But everything about her suggests that her character defects run to stuff like controlling, mean-spirited and vindictive. Sounds like just the sort of person who would enjoy lobbing high explosives into somebody else’s back yard.
Additional Fun Fact: Oops, and I thought I was making a sour joke. But lookey here folks--(link).