But first, let’s Play Count the Women on the Sunday Shows,
a regular game around here. … … Um, that was quick. Meet the men, which
is swell, but not one woman on the Sunday shows. Awesome. We’ll likely see them
on the pundit panels, but they’re absent on the big line ups.
Governors galore, but no women. Nice first start, Tom Brokaw, following in the Tim Russert tradition.
Meet the Press: Governors Schwarzenegger, Freudenthal,
Fox News Sunday: Gov. Rendell, Rob Portman, Bob Barr
This Week: Gov. Pawlenty, Rep. Emanuel, Ralph Nader
Face the Nation: Sen. Lieberman, Gen. Wesley Clark
Late Edition: Governor Jindal, Governor Corzine, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Ryan
Crocker UPDATE: Candy Crowley took the helm for Blitzer today. A tip of the hat to her, a long time coming in getting this nod.
What an insult. Any wonder women aren’t taken seriously when it comes to foreign policy? Not even the new four-star general. Not one woman on the main marquee. They’ll sneak ‘em in when we’re not looking.
In other news, from yesterday, the winner of the most hilarious headline is “Obama
shifting to the center”. Shifting to the center?
He never left. It’s just flat out stunning that the media now trumpets a story
like this, which is meant to signify some regression by Senator Obama. It’s
a lie. Why? Because Obama never pretended to be a progressive politician. His fans presented him this way, but it was a myth. Again,
with emphasis, his interview over a year ago was the teaser to the truth.
“I think that I have the capacity to get people to recognize themselves
in each other. I think that I have the ability to make people get beyond some
of the divisions that plague our society and to focus on common sense and
reason and that’s been in short supply over the last several years. I’m not
an ideologue, never have been. Even during my younger days when I was tempted
by, you know, sort of more radical or left wing politics, there was a part
of me that always was a little bit conservative in that sense; that believes
that you make progress by sitting down listening to people, recognizing everybody’s
concerns, seeing other people’s points of views and then making decisions.”
– Barack Obama
(on ABC’s “This Week”)
Anyone suckered into thinking that Barack Obama is a “progressive”
wasn’t paying attention. John Edwards was the guy who fit that bill, but it
sure wasn’t Barack Obama. Hillary is also more progressive than Senator
Obama, though I realize many won’t ever give her credit for it.
…and as for other news, this
story is just annoying on all points.
UPDATE: Got an email heads up about a DailyKos diary: Confessions of a recovering sexist. Because of its anti-Clinton foundation of DK, I hope you’ll check this particular diary out, because it is quite contrary to the usual nonsense over there.
Just when you thought it was safe to watch political news again, take a look at those pictures of her and Obama standing hand in hand, and brace yourselves, Hillary haters.
All of you out there who are celebrating because her campaign is over, all of you who danced in your living rooms when she made her concession speech, all of you who said “Finally, the era of the Clintons is over.”
And all of you whose hearts were broken by her defeat; raise your eyes.
Because many political watchers here in DC are convinced Hillary Clinton is emerging from this election stronger than she went in, despite her lossâ€¦