January 28, 2008


NOW-NY Slams Ted (Times Uniuoon: Capitol Confidential, 1/28/08)

The National Organization for Women’s New York chapter issued a scathing reaction to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. Actually, the word “scathing” feels inadequate here.

Read for yourself:

“Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.

“And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one).

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2008 9:45 PM

No, honey - with Teddy, the women are always waiting in the back seat, partially dressed.

You didn't know?

Posted by: ratbert at January 28, 2008 10:33 PM

Sounds like someone's on their monthlies.

Posted by: Bryan at January 29, 2008 7:25 AM

Women complaining about being betrayed by a Kennedy. Strong, independent, feminist women.

The jokes just write themselves, don't they?

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2008 8:20 AM

My biggest surprise was learning that NOW is still in business.

Posted by: Ralph Phelan at January 29, 2008 9:31 AM

I'm not a Progressive, but I'd vote for a woman; just not that one.

Posted by: Genecis at January 29, 2008 4:33 PM

Progressives vote for the party line that's why when a woman or black or gay becomes president, they'll be on the Republican ticket.

Posted by: erp at January 29, 2008 7:30 PM

Now thats some impressive fury.

Posted by: EPT at January 29, 2008 11:13 PM

EPT: Sounds more like jealousy to me.

Posted by: Bartman at January 30, 2008 3:21 PM