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First the title

Hillary the wide-eyed shrew drives the Pumas to McCain

It keeps hot and cold like this througout. So, I’ll pick what i like

Astonishingly, Hillary went on to identify herself, in her speech last week, with the runaway slave Harriet Tubman. It was Hillary, it seemed, who owned the legacy of Martin Luther King, rather than Obama.

Delivered in a mesmerising low shout, Hillary quoted Tubman: ” If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If they’re shouting after you, keep going.” The travelling sisterhood of pantsuits burned with historical grievance and love for Hillary.

and then we get a nod

Barack Obama did not change, but Hillary did, and women will stick with her now for better, or more likely, for worse. The diehards are called Pumas – Party Unity My Ass. The sisterhood of travelling pantsuits is joining forces across the world.

For once the Taming of the Shrew is used well:

Michelle Obama gave a graceful speech last week, but was made to look like an insipid Bianca alongside Hillary’s Katherine, the untamed shrew. The torch passing from mother to daughter is a civil-rights gesture, not Michelle’s kindly maternal token.

and then it drives to what matters

As Hillary the avenger said earlier: “It would break my heart if, in falling short of my goal, I in anyway discouraged any of you from pursuing yours …”

While the female audience in Denver wiped away tears of regret for Hillary’s untimely exit, her cry for feminist achievement was heard in the camp of John McCain. And it is McCain who, in making Sarah Palin his running mate, has given a woman a chance. Who will the Pumas vote for now?


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