Skip to comments.Aussie feminist Greer brands Hillary 'cold, bossy'
Posted on 03/11/2008 11:01:40 AM PDT by kingattax
MELBOURNE (AFP) - Outspoken feminist Germaine Greer has rounded on US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, branding her as "cold," "bossy" and "manipulative" while questioning her credentials for the top job.
Australian-born Greer, here to promote her new book, launched into the candidate, saying she was unappealing to feminists as her political reputation was largely due to her marriage to former US president Bill Clinton.
"I don't like Hillary because she's so bossy and cold and manipulative and stuff, and I don't think having her in power is going to make any difference, basically, because she will have the same set of advisers," Greer said.
"I can't see that Hillary would appeal to feminists because, why is she there? She is there because she is Bill's wife, and it's a bit useless to pretend, 'Oh, it's because of her wonderful job as a senator,'" she told Australia's Nine Network late Monday.
"I just don't think it's true. When she had a big job in government, she blew it," said the British-based Greer, referring to Hillary Clinton's work on health issues during her husband's administration.
Greer, who has made headlines with provocative attacks on the likes of Diana, Princess of Wales and the late Australian "crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin, said she knew the Clintons personally.
She attacked the former first couple's marital style, saying the pair enjoyed a "confederacy" or business partnership, rather than an emotional relationship.
"They give me the creeps, from that point of view," Greer said.
But Greer said that while she did not like Hillary, who is battling fellow Democrat Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, she was a fan of the US president who was in power from 1993-2001.
"Everybody loves Bill. Bill is adorable and Bill is always flattering me and inviting me to stuff in Britain and we're buddy-buddy, and I like him," she said.
Greer last year called Princess Diana a "devious moron," while in 2006 she took a swipe at Irwin, saying just days after he was killed by a stingray that he was embarrassing to Australians.
It gives me the creeps too.
No; that's HILLARYous.
I have to agree with her on that point.......
She's got Hillary pegged - she's the wife of a powerful man - George Wallace ran his wife - and South American banana republics so the same.
ha ha, when Shrillary can’t win support from a leading light of the international fembot “sisterhood” then she’s not doing well at all........... quick, let’s send Gloria Steinem to have a catfight with Germaine Greer! Let Camille Paglia referee the bout.......... what fun!
She had pale eyes that looked fishy, cold and dead. And if you ever want to see pure evil, you should have seen the way her eyes glinted when she watched some man who’d talked back to her once and who’d just heard his name on the list of those getting nothing above basic pittance. And when you saw it, you saw the real motive of any person who’s ever preached the slogan: ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.’
You just can't make this up...a feminist who likes someone because of a schoolgirl crush...these people are insane.
Many ways to feed an ego, and many ways to fill ones wallet. Two such ways are displayed in this article.
Liberals can be boring at times as well as entertaining, but always frightening if they attain positions of influence.
Damned straight. Colder than a monster witches .it.
This one is gonna leave a mark. It almost sounds like a Rush Limbuagh quote. But it is from Greer! Sweet.
Hillary better start hauling out some U.S. NOW members to trash Greer and she should schedule a talk in Seneca Falls, NY ASAP.
Classic indications that you're dealing with a dolt, even if she has Hillary pegged.
hellary and obama fighting, a feminazi brawl...what else do we need ?
Are you thinking jello, oil, or mud?
Gads, did she have knee pads or what -- barf?
Yeah, and there’s another adjective that I can’t use. It is the same one used for the feminine of the canine species.
Cold, Bossy and Butch...
Well since you ask, ..... I would not mind seeing some of the super-old liberal codgers (Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, McGovern) crawl out from their Nieberlungen holes to start throwning mud on Her Heiness and BO.
“Are you thinking jello, oil, or mud?”
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