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pikesome
03-11-2008, 08:06 AM
Aussie feminist Greer brands Hillary 'cold, bossy'

Mon Mar 10, 11:44 PM ET

Outspoken feminist Germaine Greer has rounded on US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, branding her as "cold," "bossy" and "manipulative" while questioning her credentials for the top job.

Australian-born Greer, here to promote her new book, launched into the candidate, saying she was unappealing to feminists as her political reputation was largely due to her marriage to former US president Bill Clinton.

"I don't like Hillary because she's so bossy and cold and manipulative and stuff, and I don't think having her in power is going to make any difference, basically, because she will have the same set of advisers," Greer said.

"I can't see that Hillary would appeal to feminists because, why is she there? She is there because she is Bill's wife, and it's a bit useless to pretend, 'Oh, it's because of her wonderful job as a senator,'" she told Australia's Nine Network late Monday.

"I just don't think it's true. When she had a big job in government, she blew it," said the British-based Greer, referring to Hillary Clinton's work on health issues during her husband's administration.

Greer, who has made headlines with provocative attacks on the likes of Diana, Princess of Wales and the late Australian "crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin, said she knew the Clintons personally.

She attacked the former first couple's marital style, saying the pair enjoyed a "confederacy" or business partnership, rather than an emotional relationship.

"They give me the creeps, from that point of view," Greer said.

But Greer said that while she did not like Hillary, who is battling fellow Democrat Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, she was a fan of the US president who was in power from 1993-2001.

"Everybody loves Bill. Bill is adorable and Bill is always flattering me and inviting me to stuff in Britain and we're buddy-buddy, and I like him," she said.

Greer last year called Princess Diana a "devious moron," while in 2006 she took a swipe at Irwin, saying just days after he was killed by a stingray that he was embarrassing to Australians.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080311/en_afp/australiausvotegreer_080311034450&printer=1

And Australians are usually such nice people.

StcChief
03-11-2008, 01:12 PM
The imbreeding of this prision island has limited the gene pool in the last 300 years

Carlota69
03-11-2008, 01:55 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080311/en_afp/australiausvotegreer_080311034450&printer=1

And Australians are usually such nice people.

Interesting--she calls herself a femminist and then rails on Hillary. Like her or not, it is a fact that Hillary would of pursued a poltical career with or without Bill. It is also a fact that Bill decided to stop dating beauty queens in college because he saw that he could get farther in HIS career with Hillary.

Also, she says she likes Bill. That they are buddy buddy. He is the biggest womanizing POS ever. Jeezzzz:doh!:

"Feminist" like this woman are probably the biggest pool of hypocrites there are.

Zeke Ziggle
03-11-2008, 02:01 PM
The imbreeding of this prision island has limited the gene pool in the last 300 years

it could be that but she is crazy. As in needs to be locked up crazy. the rant she had on Steve Irwin like a day after his death was just uncalled for.

'Hamas' Jenkins
03-11-2008, 04:59 PM
Interesting--she calls herself a femminist and then rails on Hillary. Like her or not, it is a fact that Hillary would of pursued a poltical career with or without Bill. It is also a fact that Bill decided to stop dating beauty queens in college because he saw that he could get farther in HIS career with Hillary.

Also, she says she likes Bill. That they are buddy buddy. He is the biggest womanizing POS ever. Jeezzzz:doh!:

"Feminist" like this woman are probably the biggest pool of hypocrites there are.

I don't know how much you know about feminism, but not much of it espouses traditional family values.

patteeu
03-11-2008, 05:52 PM
I don't know how much you know about feminism, but not much of it espouses traditional family values.

OTOH, pre-Bill Clinton, very few feminists embraced sexual harassment and the objectification of women.