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Podman: Hillary The Bitch

Podman: Hillary the Bitch Apparently to Podman, a woman can only be a leader if she's a bitch. That's what he says in his new book about Hillary Clin

Podman: Hillary the Bitch
Apparently to Podman, a woman can only be a leader if she's a bitch. That's what he says in his new book about Hillary Clinton. Oh, and she's unfeminine.
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Media Matters has the transcript:

HANNITY: It is a great admonition. It is a great warning, and I fully agree with you: They better not, to quote a phrase, "misunderestimate her." You say -- you describe for example -- you use the B-word to describe her.

PODHORETZ: I do, but I use the B-word to describe her and say that that is a virtue as the first woman presidential, you know, possibility.

HANNITY: Explain that, because you know what? A lot of people are going to get -- look, I know you, and you're a tell-it-like-it-is guy, but some people may misunderstand that.

PODHORETZ: OK, I'll put it to you very simply: The first woman president has to be somebody who has qualities that will convey to people that she can stand up before [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Il, [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad, Osama bin Laden, all the worst men in the world, that she can pull the trigger when she has to, that she can negotiate, that she can stand tough and stand tall. Therefore, the first woman president has to be somebody who has qualities that we commonly associate with being unfeminine. She's got to be tough, she's got to be steely, she's got to be adversarial, and she's got to be difficult.

COLMES: That's pretty harsh language and pretty hateful language, I would think. And then you say -- you call her flat and unwomanly. Why would you degrade another human being like this?

PODHORETZ: Hey, I'm saying she's the first -- she's going to be the first woman president of the United States. I don't think that's very degrading.

So in JPod's mind, a woman has to be a bitch to have any credibility in foreign policy or to lead in any fashion. Does he feel the same way about Condi Rice? Many conservatives would love to see her run for president. MM lists the book pages that his quotes appear on and says:"Podhoretz suggested these insults were intended as backhanded compliments, calling them part of his 'tribute' to Clinton."

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