Monday, January 15, 2007

burned by boxer

Mark Steyn has a scathing article about Sen. Barbara Boxer's comments to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as comments on the ego trip of Boxer's fellow Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Alas, not every Democrat has got the lioness-with-cubs routine down quite so pat. On Thursday, Sen. Barbara Boxer advanced the notion that Condoleezza Rice can't understand ''the price of war'' because she's childless. ''You're not going to pay a particular price,'' she told the secretary of state, ''with an immediate family.'' In other words, her childlessness means she will never have to experience any personal loss for the decisions she makes. ''You can't begin to imagine how you celebrate any holiday or birthday,'' Boxer continued, accusingly.

Hmm. What I can't begin to imagine is a Republican senator getting away with
hammering, say, Gloria Steinem for her childlessness. But, after 12 years in the barren wilderness, the left is overjoyed at the Fecund Coming. Over at Ms. magazine, I expect they're rolling their eyes while admiring the cynicism.
Read the whole thing.

The transcript of the exchange between Boxer and Rice is here via the NYT. Here it is word for word.
Now, the issue is who pays the price, who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, within immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families, and I just want to bring us back to that fact.
Its a good thing for Sen. Boxer that we do not criticize her the same way on Iraq. "Sen Boxer, how can you vote on Iraq when you have never been there?" It is a good thing that single women are the least likely to vote, because Sen. Boxer won't have their support anyway...

Here's a take from Mark Daniels.

Tony Snow says, "I don't know if she was intentionally that tacky, but I do think it's outrageous. Here you got a professional woman, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Barbara Boxer is sort of throwing little jabs because Condi doesn't have children, as if that means that she doesn't understand the concerns of parents. Great leap backward for feminism," (Emphasis mine) Source.

Tammy Bruce is not happy either.

The video is here via Hot Air.

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At 5:01 PM, Blogger DailyAviator said...

The "pay the price" meme pops up in various forms. Another popular form is claiming that if a pro-victory person is not in the military, then they are mere "chicken hawks" and the assumption is their opinion isn't valid.


If it takes being in the military to have a valid opinion on the war, then the lets-surrender-now idiots have no standing to comment either. They would lose the argument big time.

If only mothers with children who died in Iraq got to hold an opinion, then Cindy Sheehan would be outnumbered 50-1.


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