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By LaShawnda

I’m disgusted! I literally laughed hysterically to keep from crying in a rage while getting caught up on McCain’s campaign last night (after four days away from TV, papers and Internet).

I can imagine Hillary Clinton feels quite a bit more rage and affront than I do. After all, she was the first woman in history to almost beat a man in a national contest for a major party nomination. She laid out a path via the Senate and campaigned with her blood, sweat and tears. With her passion, anger and power lust. With her dreams and ambitions on her sleeves. Hillary Clinton’s determination is impressive. Her drive is indomitable. She put nearly 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling. I love that line.

I love her for all her work over the past few decades. Although I am staunchly an Obama supporter, he won me over only after Hillary Clinton started campaigning like a graceless old-school Washingtonian.

John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin for running mate is not only a slap in the face to Hillary Clinton’s efforts to re-enter the White House under her own steam, but it’s a slug in gut to every women who has worked hard for anything in male dominated arenas. No, you’re not good enough to get to the top on your own, but no experience, no effort and a nod from a man will get you there every time.

Tags: sarah palin , hillary clinton , lashawnda jones , vice presidents

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