The quote Susan uses comes from an interview with Sean Hannity:
The “full quote” Susan uses, actually cuts in mid-sentence, but since she capitalizes the first word, there’s virtually no way to catch the deception. That is unless you know how to use google.
HANNITY: Yes. She recently said, Governor, in an article with David Yepsen in “The Des Moines Register” — she talked about how Iowa “would be a special burden” for her, or special obstacle for her, because when you look at the numbers, how can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi, talking specifically about the numbers of women that have had — had been elected to high office.
Is that what you have found? She since has apologized to Mississippi over this.
M. ROMNEY: Well, you know, I don’t [know] whether she’s going to be able to attract voters in those states. I think she’ll be able to get a certain portion of the Democratic base and a number of Independents.
But I fundamentally think the people will not vote based upon someone’s gender or their race, or their religion, for that matter. I think they’re going to look at what their vision is for the future of the country, where they would take it, and whether they had the experience and skills to actually lead a nation of our scale in such a critical time.
And I think the greatest drawback beyond the direction she’d take us is that she’s never run anything. She’s never had the occasion of being in the private sector, running a business, or, for that matter, running a state or a city. She hasn’t run anything, and the government of the United States is not a place for a president to be an intern. You need to have experience actually leading and running things.
HANNITY: She says her experience makes her uniquely qualified to be president at this time.
M. ROMNEY: I’d suggest it makes her uniquely unqualified in that she is one of the few that really has not had experience in leading in a significant way an enterprise of some kind, to know how you bring teams together, how you work on key challenges, how you’re able to bring together public support and pull the organization in a direction that allows it to be successful.
She baselessly accuses Mitt of injecting the word “intern” into his speech to allude to Bill Clinton’s sex scandal as a way of attacking Hillary Clinton. When Romney said a similar quote yesterday, nobody giggled at the word “intern”, and talking afterwards, nobody at the speech, seemed to connect the word “intern” to Monica Lewinski, the way Susan does.
Could their possibly be another reason why the author of “Sex & Power” would read such a meaning into Romney’s speech?
In a review of “Sex and Power” which now sells on amazon.com for $0.01, a reader/admirer paints us a picture of the author.
“a person who knows both the importance and the limitations of political correctness. Thus she can defend Bill Clinton and find fault with Al Gore.”
“a friend of both Hillary and Bill Clinton”
“She can brag about her legs (p. 207) and admit that she calls her interns "sweetie," touches them and has them run for coffee (p. 191) while making the most cogent arguments about the reality of sexual harassment in the workplace and how it harms both women and men.”
*note, these aren’t “full quotes” but excerpts.
While she does seem a bit preoccupied with sex, there may be another reason why she has formed this opinion. After all, she is the author of the book “The Case for Hillary Clinton”.
A book which begins:
Apparently the case for Hillary is solely an emotional case. One where a feeling you would get (supposedly) trumps issues and experience. Perhaps that's why she makes Hillary out as a victim-because it's an emotional argument. While it doesn’t make any logical sense (to elect Hillary or view her as a victim, just because Mitt wants to emphasize his leadership experience over her lack of experience) it will still probably get a lot of play from the far left due to it’s high emotional content.
Imagine the moment when a news anchor will say, “Based on all our projections, we can now say that the United States of America has elected its first woman president…”
If you’re old enough, think back to how you felt in 1984, when you heard that Walter Mondale had picked Geraldine Ferraro to be his running mate. Remember what it was like when she stood up to accept the nomination, and for a moment there were no limits to what was possible. Sally Ride was flying into space: Gerry Ferraro was running for vice president. All of a sudden it seemed true after all: Women could do anything.
Now multiply that feeling by a thousand, and imagine how it will feel when a woman stands up to accept the Democratic presidential nomination-the first woman to be nominated for the presidency by either party.
And then multiply that by a thousand, and think of election night 2008. Imagine yourself turning to your daughter, or your mother or sister, or your niece or grandmother or granddaughter, and saying:
If she can do this, then the world really has changed.