But first, a diversion:
I gave my sister “What Happened” as a gift, I hadn’t turned it over, so I saw the alleged photo of the author for the first time when she took off the wrapping. (This was a late Christmas gathering.) Hilarity ensued. Here is what we saw:
Now here’s an up-to-date picture of me:
Not to be petty or anything, but flattering photos are one thing, and extreme misrepresentation is another. Hillary’s book jacket photo is a visual lie, showing vanity and a lack of integrity….just like her book.
But I digress…
Yesterday Clinton responded to a New York Times story revealing how she handled allegations of sexual harassment within her 2008 presidential campaign. After her campaign spiritual adviser, Burns Strider, was accused by a young female staffer of repeated sexual misconduct, Hillary refused to fire him, instead docking him several weeks of pay telling him to seek counseling. The young woman was moved to a new job. Clinton didn’t dispute the facts. She said this (WARNING: HEAD EXPLOSION RISK!) via Twitter:
“A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008. I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed…I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard,”
Tearing Hillary apart on this is like shooting the proverbial fish in a barrel (you did know “shooting” in this context means “fishing,” right?), but just for fun, here were some Twitter retorts:
Former political commentator and reporter Emily Miller:
Then why did you hurt HER career by making her change jobs, while you put the man who sexually harassed her stay in his job?
Did you ever worry he would do it to the other women in your campaign ? Why did you continue to use a known sexual harasser who targets vulnerable women as your personal spiritual advisor for five more years? Did you know he was continuing to sexually harass other women lower than him at work?
Tiana Lowe of the National Review:
Weinstein’s victims were also heard — by legions of PIs and lawyers. Nassar’s victims were also heard — by incompetent, evil bureaucrats. Being “heard” is not enough. You heard, and you moved *her*
Amber Athey, Daily Caller reporter:
I don’t think it is acceptable any longer to say a woman’s concerns were “taken seriously and addressed” if you kept the harasser on staff and reassigned the woman to a new job.
Jim Geraghty, National Review senior political correspondent:
“We are taking your complaint about your office-mate sexually harassing you seriously; that’s why we’re making you move to a different office.”
David Shuster, i24 News anchor:
“Glad you were dismayed. Your 2008 campaign manager was more dismayed and wanted the guy fired. Why did you protect him and keep him around? By contrast, the victim was moved.”
Meryl Streep, Hollywood feminist:
Oops! I’m sorry, I can’t seem to find that one. It’s got to be here someplace. How about:
Kristen Gillibrand, New York S…what? Can’t locate that statement either? It’s got to be out there…
Oprah? Reese Witherspoon? Ashley Judd? Cher? Anna Wintour? Adele? I’m so sorry, this is just bad research on my part. All of these #MeToo and Time’s Up warriors surely have the same reaction as Hillary’s critics above, right? They must! This isn’t about parties and politics, it’s about justice and protecting women in the workplace, right?
Please send me the outraged reactions of Streep, Madeline Allbright, Christiane Amanpour, you know, all those dedicated feminists who must be furious at Hillary’s betrayal and cynical spin, and I’ll add them to this post.
Pointer and Sources: The Blaze