Thursday, February 28, 2008

Experience? You?

Finally someone makes the point that bugs us every time Ms. Rodham-Clinton talks about her "experience," as compared to Barack Obama's:

When Hillary tells you that she has lots of experience, she doesn’t really tell you what the experience is, but you’re supposed to imagine what it must have been.  She must have been sitting in the Situation Room when the Joint Chiefs of Staff were making their judgments about how to proceed in Iraq and elsewhere.  She never says that but that’s what you’re supposed to fantasize ...  Hillary’s claim to have had a lot of experience in government is [BS]; she doesn’t have any experience.  She’s been a senator for [a few] years but she’s not talking about that; she’s talking about sleeping with the president for eight years as if that’s prepared her to run the country.

This from Dr. Harry Frankfurt, author of On Bullshit, in the Psychology Today blog.

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