Elizabeth and Bill: The Cage Match

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I’m not sure who wins in this one:

NEW YORK – Former President Clinton spoke out on behalf of his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, after Elizabeth Edwards criticized the Democratic front-runner for not being a strong advocate for women.
“If you look at the record on women’s issues, I defy you to find anybody who has run for office in recent history whose got a longer history of working for women, for families and children, than Hillary does,” Bill Clinton said Thursday in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

On Tuesday, in an interview published in the online magazine Salon, Elizabeth Edwards said that her husband John Edwards would be a more consistent champion for women if elected president.
“Keeping that door open to women is actually more a policy of John’s than Hillary’s,” she said, suggesting the New York senator may be avoiding women’s issues to “behave as a man.”

President Clinton disputed that contention.

“I don’t think she’s trying to be a man. I don’t think it’s inconsistent with being a woman that you can also be knowledgeable on military and security affairs and be strong when the occasion demands it.

“I don’t consider that being manly. I consider that being a leader,” he said.

What do you think?

UPDATE: Kudos to Joe on the post right below this one. Nice catch!

ANOTHER UPDATE: P_Luk writes:

I think you deserve a standing ovation and roses thrown at your feet for writing about Bush’s Executive privilege power grab….
…and to be booed and targeted with rotten, maggot laden produce for writing about this piffle.

In another words, it’s shaping up to be a typical day for me here in the Swamp…

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