2008 Am I Sexually Jealous of Hillary? Mary Gordon Thinks So.
posted by November 2 at 14:52 PMon
Novelist Mary Gordon, quoted in an odd piece about “trophy” political wives by Karen Keller, speculates that Hillary is unelectable. Why?
I think no woman is electable in America, and particularly not Hillary, because she is married to this guy whom everyone is libidinally attached to. I think there is unconscious sexual jealousy of her among women.
Huh? I’ve heard a lot of crackpot theories about what makes women vote this way or that (we like Edwards because we think he’s handsome; we like Hillary because we see ourselves, and her, as helpless victims) but I’ve never heard anyone say women vote with our clits. Especially unconsciously. And hey, didn’t an awful lot of women vote for Mrs. Bill Clinton for Senator?