A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Isn't she nice?

Way to bring people together, Hill! You are so classy.

AP: Sen. Clinton: U.S. House Run 'Like a Plantation'---

NEW YORK — Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday blasted the Bush administration as "one of the worst" in U.S. history and compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissenting voices are squelched.

Speaking during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, Clinton also offered an apology to a group of Hurricane Katrina survivors "on behalf of a government that left you behind, that turned its back on you." Her remarks were met with thunderous applause by a mostly black audience at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem.

The House "has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about," said Clinton, D-N.Y. "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard."

"We have a culture of corruption, we have cronyism, we have incompetence," she said. "I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country."
What racist claptrap. Run for President, Hillary!

Never mind that the Republican Party was the Party that ended slavery. Never mind that the Republicans were the ones fighting for civil rights. The Democrats (like Al Gore's father, Robert "Sheets" Byrd, and the rest) were the party of Segregation. Such class.

I like this part:
RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt said: "On a day when Americans are focused on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Hillary Clinton is focused on the legacy of Hillary Clinton."
Update--9:30pm: The Political Teen has video of Hill saying she stands by her comments.

You can see it here.