New Update: You can email Dana Milbank here. Give him a piece of your mind! (H/T Soldier4Hillary).
In the “Information Age” things can turn on a dime. Stacyx sent me a video of Chris Cilizza and Dana Milbank at their true craft, entertainment, doing a little theatrical critique á la SNL, of the Beer Bash at 1600 yesterday (BTW there is a REAL beer bash every Wednesday night which is when the frat boyz there get all their brilliant ideas such as rerouting calls to the Secretary of State to a phone-porn number). In the course of their comedy routine, the two suggest appropriate beer labels for the participants in yesterday’s event as well as for a host of other elected and appointed officials. A “Bitch Beer” label is flashed on the screen for someone who will not be named followed by a picture of Homegirl Hillary.
Now! The “Bitch meme” was raised during the primaries and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a fine job of turning that around to Hillary’s advantage with their “Bitch is the new Black” routine, and the “Bitches get things done” slogan was popular on T-shirts. But that’s history now – and it WAS only a slogan born of playing into the rap rather than opposing it.
The truth about the Homegirl is that she is not a bitch. She has shown over these 7+ months that she can play hardball against countries like North Korea and Iran, but she is a conciliatory presence who, as reported at the Secretary Clinton blog today calmed the Russians after Joe Biden’s inflammatory remarks. Bitches do not tend to be soothing. In fact, they do not tend to worry about the feelings of others and are highly unlikely to be called upon to act in ANY diplomatic capacity. Hillary Rodham Clinton is no bitch. Far from it, she is a true uniter.
The offensive YouTube of Cilizza and Miilbank buzzed around the internet rapidly for about an hour, and has been removed. I cannot post it here since it is gone. But I offer in its place a photo from yesterday that the White House posted and speaks volumes.
(Update: The Video is back up – I CAN show it. See below.)
Our Hillary is not a bitch. She is a hard-working, brilliant, sweet person with a soft heart – especially for the underdog, the disadvantaged, the abused, and those she characterized as “not invisible to her.” She is far from a bitch. She inhabits the other end of the spectrum.
But take a look at this! Is there a bitch in this picture?
Hah! Things really CAN turn on a dime! It’s baaaack!