06 April 2015

Hillary Clinton Surrogates Threaten the Competition

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) spoke on behalf of inchoate candidate Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press.  Granholm's defense of Hillary's record included an oblique threat against prospective Democrat candidate Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD)

Granholm may not have been the best surrogate for Mrs. Clinton considering her record governing the Great Lake state.

But Granholm's technique is characteristic of Hillary's presidential politicking. 

Just like the 2008 campaign, Hillary Clinton is relying upon the inevitability argument for the nomination and the White House.  Thus no one should stand in the way of the inevitable coronation, lest they be labeled "sexist". 

The HRC Super Volunteers emailed a New York Times reporter warning the press not to use thirteen terms which are deemed "coded sexism" when applied to the former First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State.   These forbidden words include:  "polarizing," "calculating," "disingenuous," "insincere," "ambitious," "inevitable," "entitled," "over-confident," "secretive,"  and "out of touch."  

Many of these adjectives could easily be applied to many politicians.  But somehow when referring to HRC they become coded sexism. Even a female panel on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews is skeptical that all of the banned words were coded sexism.

How convenient.  Limit the lexicon of the press when referring to the chosen candidate, limit access of reporters covering the campaign and pull credentials of pesky press which are willing to publish "inconvenient truths". 

It is not happenstance that Clinton surrogates sent the cyber dead horse head to Amy Chozick.  Chozick was the journalist who had the temerity to report that the Clinton Global Initiative sent monitors to follow credentialed journalists into the bathroom as well as limiting access to real participant. 

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