I guess Wasserman would prefer all the women staying in the kitchen.
“Accomplishments,” not “connections.” Accomplishments are things you have done. Connections are people you owe favors to, like Trump’s Russia.
You don’t seem to know Hillary’s history.
The subtle message here is that we will see Michelle Obama again.
From what I’ve read of their pre-political days (which is a long time ago, in all fairness), Hillary was the more cunning and active individual. But Mr. Wasserman seems willing to write that all off in this narrative. .I wonder if Hillary had been president first, and now Bill was running, if this cartoon still would have been written, or if the artist’s assumptions only applies to wives and not husbands… just a question, but one that merits some discussion.
I remember back in 1992 when Bill Clinton was nominated, a lot of people pointed out that Hillary would have been the better choice, if only it was possible for a woman to be nominated. At that time she already had an impressive resume. Since then, she has been the only First Lady who took a serious role in government, she was a good Senator, and Secretary of State. Obama didn’t pick her because she was married to Bill. Opinions differ, obviously, but over all I would say that she was an effective Secretary of State. Yes, she’s married to a former President. George H. W. Bush was the son of an influential senator. George W. Bush was the son of a former President. Jeb Bush was the brother of a former President. Al Gore was the son of an influential senator. I wouldn’t say that there is a ruling class, because some exceptional people break in from outside: Clinton and Obama are examples. But Secretary Clinton is hardly the first candidate with ties to power. She still has an impressive record of her own, and Wasserman’s cartoon seem to denigrate her and perhaps any woman who manage to make it in a system that has not welcomed women.
AS I recall her record as Senator is nondescript and her record as Secretary of State is…well, less than impressive and lacks significant achievements in a world with many opportunities.
Or, if your dad buys you a baseball team, you dodge your military responsibilities and having ties with a powerful family in Saudi Arabia doesn’t hurt.
Is this young Melania Trump? I wouldn’t worry about the two terms, Mel…
Good example of female nature being passed down.
clinton is a liar and a killer i cant see how anyone could vote for her…
Jeb got knocked out so no Bush dynasty this time.
You can also use your intelligence and hard work to get there all on your own. What’s your point?
@charlie555 — how are you defining nepotism? As far as I know, HRC was not given her senate or cabinet positions by her husband. And as our country has it, being spouse of the president IS a job.
I hope that isn’t Palin talking with one of her kids.
There were lots of two term presidents. So how many First Ladies became presidential candidates? It takes a lot more than being married to a president to get to Hilary’s level. She has had a long career and has made many mistakes. Given the field in 2008, I didn’t vote for her. Given the field in 2016, I will vote for her. Try not to get carried away by emotions or slogans.