Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Martha, Hilary....

From March 2005

How unfortunate that Melissa Click of the University of Missouri sees
fit to equate Martha Stewart to U.S. Sen. Hilary Clinton ("Time well
spent: Martha Stewart leaves prison"
, SF Chronicle, 3/4/04).

Let's look at this a bit more closely: On the one hand, Stewart is a
convicted felon who has devoted her life to the pursuit of
self-gratification and, instead of reacting to her crime with remorse,
instead chose to capitalize on it by serializing her plight into two
new television shows.

Conversely, Clinton is a political leader, attorney, civil servant,
and visionary thought leader.

Yes, they both have strong personalities, and they are both women. By
the same logic, I would expect experts to be comparing, say, Howard
Dean and Donald Trump .