Hillary Down Under–or Going Under?

Apparently Hillary Clinton doesn’t just blow interviews here in the U.S.  Our former secretary of state also blows them overseas, too.  A few days ago she did an interview with Australia’s version of NPR, and managed to take an indirect swipe at the supposed “misogyny” of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott by way of an endorsement of a recent attack that ousted PM Julia Gillard made against Abbott:

“I’m not going to name names; that’s really for the Australian people to judge.  But the overall impact of . . . the speech [former] Prime Minister Gillard gave about misogyny was very striking to me, because she did go chapter and verse.  I just don’t think there’s a place for sexism in our politics.  I think we should be holding ourselves to a higher standard.”

So essentially Hillary took sides in the domestic politics of another country.  This prompted morning radio host Neil Mitchell to deliver a beat down on the blatant hypocrisy that is the essence of the Clintons:

Just grow up.  That [Gillard] speech was politically crafted; it was massively unfair to Tony Abbott, and it was designed to exploit her gender.  Hillary Clinton isn’t naming names; what nonsense.  She’s targeted our prime minister. . .   I won’t name names either, but I’ll say there’s a previous president of the United States who was a lying, manipulative, seedy grub, who seduced a young woman who was a junior trainee kid on his staff.  I won’t name names, but if Hillary Clinton wants to look at disgraceful men, she just has to look over the breakfast table.  And she’s lecturing us. . .

Well, that would be true if Bill and Hillary actually ever had breakfast together, but point taken.

You can listen to a podcast of the Mitchell’s show here; the Clinton segment occurs at about the 16:20 mark.  (Hat tip to an Australian Power Line reader for flagging this for us.)


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