Skip to comments.Clinton Revises Remark on Women in Miss.
Posted on 03/08/2008 9:16:20 AM PST by MNJohnnie
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to backpedal Friday from comments she made in October suggesting Mississippi was a backward place for women's progress.
Speaking to radio station WJZD-FM in Gulfport, Miss., the former first lady said the comments she made about the state in the run up to the Iowa caucuses "were not exactly what I said," even though they came directly from an interview she gave to the Des Moines Register in October.
Clinton was on a campaign swing through Mississippi before Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.
The newspaper quoted the New York senator discussing Iowa and Mississippi being the only states that have never elected a woman governor or sent a woman to Congress.
"How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That's not what I see. That's not the quality. That's not the communitarianism; that's not the openness I see in Iowa," Hillary Clinton told the newspaper then - a remark that prompted immediate criticism from Mississippi Republicans.
Rival Barack Obama has been running radio ads in Mississippi calling Clinton's comments insulting to the state.
Friday, Clinton tried to downplay the remarks.
"What I said is what I learned is that neither Iowa or Mississippi had ever elected a woman statewide and I referenced the fact that I was the first woman elected statewide in New York and I told the Iowans that they had a chance to try to change that and now in Mississippi giving Mississippi voters a chance to change that," Clinton said in the radio interview.
Clinton said she was surprised that "neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide."
"You know there's a lot of strong women from both those states, and it's time that women had a chance to have full equality in the political process. It didn't happen in Iowa, it hasn't happened in Mississippi. and it's time that it be changed," she said.
Mississippi voters have elected several women to statewide office including two lieutenant governors, but no governor or member of Congress.
My first guess is that Hillary thought that nobody in Mississippi could read, so they would never know about what she said in Iowa.
Ther’ll be bluebirds over, the white cliffs of “DO-OVER”.
She’s got to have athlete’s tongue by now for as much time as her foot has been spending in her mouth.
The libs show themselves daily now, for the useless, empty, power-grubbing, socialist losers that they are.
It is just frightening to imagine that one of these criminal freaks could become President. You would think this nation would have learned with Billy -— God help us.
The word flows from her lips
She learned WRONG about MS, as Evelyn Gandy proves. Makes you wonder what else Her Heinous has 'learned' that is wrong, doesn't it?
Sounds like the Borg collective to me. Resistance if futile.
The sad thing is that she not only thinks the folks from Mississippi are stupid, she thinks we all are. I am waiting for her BS to move to PA and try to con the dimmies up here. Philly is already preparing the farce they pull off every two years. Congressman Brady is full speed ahead getting the homeless ready to get the voting percentages back over 100% again.
What she meant to say was MS was the only state in the union that had a worse education system and economy than Arkansas when they were Gruboners.
Pray for W and Our Troops
“Clinton said she was surprised that “neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide.””
So what she really said is that both Iowa and Mississippi women are a bunch of red-neck, backwards thinking hicks.
Did Mrs. Clinton have any remarks about the allegation her husband raped Juanita Broaddrick?
Yep. Communism with a painted-on smiley face.
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