21 April 2007

The Clean Up Woman

As a girl she may have been a Brownie, a Girl Scout, a Paul McCartney fan, and an aspiring teacher or nuclear physicist, not to mention a Wellesley graduate, First Lady, and United States Senator, but the Hillary Clinton, addressing Al Sharpton's Nationa Action Network yesterday in a mock-Southern drawl that I suspect she thought sounded "black," was all about being the clean-up lady.

"When I walk into the Oval Office in 2009," she said, "I'm afraid I'm going to lift up the rug and I'm going to see so much stuff under there. You know, what is it about us always having to clean up after people?"

Us? Who exactly does this refer to? African-Americans? Domestic servants? I know Hillary has a propensity for trying to be all things to all people, but she'll have a pretty tough time passing for either of those. The only thing that surprised me was that the audience didn't break into laughter and/or boos. Maybe Senator Hill was using Jedi mind power to hold them in her thrall.

1 comment:

kristina said...

perhaps she meant democrats?