Meet the Real Katie Couric
Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- Hardworking Hilary vs. Sexist America
- Feeling Her Feminism
- Envying Europe's Nanny States
- Distressed by Clinton Under Fire
- Deploring Ronald Reagan
- Republicans: "Rigid," "Exclusionary," "Divisive," and "Draconian"
- Christian Conservatives Created Murderous Climate
- GOP Win=Voters' Temper Tantrum
- Scolding NRA For Supporting Gun Rights
- Fawning Over Jimmy the Great
- Iraq, a Debacle Worse than Vietnam
- Let Big Government Fix Our Woes
- Denigrating "Divisive" Talk Radio
Hardworking Hilary vs. Sexist America
"Do you think the American people are ready for a First Lady who is that involved at a policy making level in the White House?...Some people say some not so flattering things about you. They say you’re the ‘power behind the throne,’ ‘overly ambitious.’ What’s your reaction to comments such as those?...Do you think those kinds of reactions, Mrs. Clinton, are the result of good, good old-fashioned sexism?"
"Do you think the American people are not ready for someone who is as accomplished and career-oriented as Hillary Clinton?"
— Interviewing Hillary Clinton on Today, August 24, 1992.
"Giving Senator Clinton her due, though we talk about her feminine
wiles, she has also won a great deal of respect by working very, very
hard, and by not pulling any kind of prima donna act....It’s been quite
remarkable. Because she is so disliked and, and the conservative
Republicans speak of her in such vitriolic terms, that they’re like
putty in her hands up there! I mean many of them said, ‘Oh, my
constituents will kill me, but I really like her.’"
— Observation made to Gail Sheehy, discussing a gushing profile of Hillary Clinton that Sheehy wrote for the August issue of Vanity Fair, on NBC’s Today, July 16, 2001.
"Clearly, you felt uncomfortable with the traditional role, or some
aspects of the traditional role, alone, of First Lady. But clearly some
people didn’t cotton to the notion of a co-presidency.... Were you
surprised at the backlash, the really vitriolic, violent backlash
against you in many ways? Do you think it was good old-fashioned
— To Hillary Clinton on Today, June 10, 2003.