Comments on: Historiann exclusive: Big Dog in Indiana, PA today http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/16/historiann-exclusive-big-dog-in-indiana-pa-today/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:58:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/16/historiann-exclusive-big-dog-in-indiana-pa-today/comment-page-1/#comment-6782 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:39:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=259#comment-6782 Drink a Highball! That’s an excellent editorial by the D.P. In many respects–to paraphrase Elizabeth Drinker blogging about Mary Wollstonecraft’s _Vindication_ in c. 1793–they speak my very mind! Thanks for that link.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/16/historiann-exclusive-big-dog-in-indiana-pa-today/comment-page-1/#comment-6741 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:23:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=259#comment-6741 We eagerly await E.H.’s report–she should be in the room with the Clintons as I write this!

In other Pennsylvania colleagiate news: the Daily Pennsylvanian has endorsed Clinton! Those Fighin’ Quakers actually make a lot of sense in their editorial.

(H/t to Talk Left for the link.)

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/16/historiann-exclusive-big-dog-in-indiana-pa-today/comment-page-1/#comment-6739 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:35:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=259#comment-6739 Hook ‘em ‘fords! Bill was introduced yesterday by a seriously and visibly-nervous student body president (the U. Prez. interestingly chose to give a rather flat welcome to the crowd a full fifty minutes before the Dog showed, and then apparently disappeared), who in all seriousness described him as “…soon to be the ‘First Man’ of the country…” To which, Clinton almost doubled over and roared along with the crowd in laughter. Not a red face or a finger-wag to be seen!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/16/historiann-exclusive-big-dog-in-indiana-pa-today/comment-page-1/#comment-6692 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 04:09:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=259#comment-6692 Now, ej–you know no one is ever going to ask Bill Clinton for his recipies. One reason to vote for Clinton this year is that having Bill as the spouse of the President might put an end to the trivial foolishness of the role of “First Lady.” Even the most industrious and policy-minded wife of the President–like Eleanor Roosevelt or Hillary Clinton–finds that her work as “First Lady” is simultaneously trivialized (when it comes to giving her credit for substantial work), and at the same time deeply threatening to her husbands’ political enemies, and even to many of his allies. Presumably, a man (and an ex-President to boot) won’t have to fight this battle for relevance and being taken seriously, although of course he will remain deeply, deeply threatening.

But then, a lot of men find the Big Dog deeply threatening because of his successes both politically and with women.

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By: ej http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/16/historiann-exclusive-big-dog-in-indiana-pa-today/comment-page-1/#comment-6653 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:15:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=259#comment-6653 Shouldn’t Bill be at home searching through the family’s cookbooks for some recipes to post on Hillary’s website?

That seems like much more appropriate “first-spouse” behavior than campaigning in Indiana.

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