An open line: They're already playing the old woman card against Hillary Clinton; Democrats have treasurer candidate; UA frat probed for racially themed party | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An open line: They're already playing the old woman card against Hillary Clinton; Democrats have treasurer candidate; UA frat probed for racially themed party

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM

The line is open. Finishing up:

click to enlarge hillary.png
* IS HILLARY CLINTON TOO OLD TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT?: Clintonphobia is already in full flower, more than two years from the next presidential election and Hillary Clinton not yet a declared candidate. Both ageism and sexism get a push from who else but Mike Huckabee, who spouted off on Fox News. From Howard Kurtz, a Republican-friendly pundit at Fox:

Mike Huckabee, the Fox News host who is weighing a second White House run, used an interview with Bill O’Reilly to float the issue. He isn’t sure Clinton will run, Huckabee said: “She’s going to be at an age where it’s going to be a challenge for her.”

For durability and energy, I'd put the 66-year-old Clinton up against the 58-year-old Huckabee any day. The Huckabee crack was enough for Kurtz to expand on HIllary Clinton's age at some length. And to get others to agree that an old woman probably would face a double whammy versus simply an old man, like say, Ronald Reagan, who was a few weeks short of 70 when he took office for the first of his two terms. Clinton would be about eight months younger at her inaugural. Kurtz quoted Charlie Cook as among those skeptical about a Clinton race. Kurtz at least included this:

Columnist Froma Harrop took issue with Cook’s assessment: “Both men and women face age discrimination, but it’s no secret that for women, ageism mixes easily with sexism. And obsessing over a woman’s year of birth is often a slightly more respectable substitute for the latter.”

PS — Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, lived a full and vivacious 92 years.

click to enlarge KAREN GARCIA: Treasurer candidate.
  • KAREN GARCIA: Treasurer candidate.
* CAMPAIGN FILINGS CONTINUE: Candidates continue to trickle in, most already well-known. You can go here for the list so far. Filing runs through noon Monday. The Democratic Party had a small surprise, the filing of a candidate for state treasurer with both political and relevant business background. Democrat Martha Shoffner resigned the post after being arrested in a bribery scheme. Two Republicans are running, state Rep. Duncan Baird and former GOP chair Dennis MIlligan. Said a release:

Today Karen Sealy Garcia, CPA and City Director from Hot Springs, announced her candidacy for Arkansas Treasurer. She filed her paperwork today at the Capitol in Little Rock.

“It’s time to clean up the office of state Treasurer. I’ve been a CPA for 30 years and I’m ready to use my skills to make sure our state saves money where it can and makes sound investments,” Karen Garcia said. “With my business acumen, my years of experience in the private sector, and my fiscal conservatism, I know I can help make our state run more efficiently. This office needs a professional and I have been responsible for multi-million dollar budgets for years and I am ready to stand up and serve the people of this great state.” 

Garcia, retired from Weyerhaeuser, has 30 years as a CPA, including as strategic program manager for the Southern Sales Center. She handled purchases and sales for the company in the U.S. and abroad. A city director since 2011, she also serves on the Advertising and Promotion Commission and with a number of civic groups.

* HERE WE GO AGAIN: Another M.L. King Day, another college fraternity under investigation for thinking it would be a dandy day for a "racially themed" party full of familiar stereotypes. If Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Arkansas did as described, surely some unflattering Facebook photos will appear shortly. Partying Pikes were said to have guzzled 40-ounce beers and chomped Popeye's chicken.

..... hey ..... wait a minute. I've guzzled a few 40s and eaten some Popeye's. Did I do something racially offensive? Maybe there were making fund of old, fat, cheap white men with a taste for spicy food.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (18)

Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Woo. An open line

    The open line. Hogs, Trump, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • Trump launches attack on 'SOBs' of the NFL

    Donald Trump led a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange Friday night and the resulting news coverage (if not in our local newspaper) is giving great attention for his rant against the NFL, including but not limited to players who have made political statements by taking a knee during the National Anthem.
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • Driver killed in crash with Maumelle officer

    Maumelle police report the death early this morning of a motorist who crashed head-on with a Maumelle police officer. The officer and two passengers in the other vehicle were injured.
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation