Back to the village
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is made the rounds on television last week, visiting NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “The View” to promote the 10th-anniversary edition of her book, “It Takes a Village.”
“Big mistake,” Don Surber writes at his blog (http://donsurber.blogspot.com). “That antiwelfare reform chestnut has not held up very well in the decade that followed.
“The Kumbaya wisdom of African villages has deteriorated into an AIDS-ravaged continent of civil war, where young boys carry AK47s and troops and U.N. peacekeepers alike gang-rape young girls,” writes Mr. Surber, a columnist for the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail.
“Not to overstate the obvious, there was a little thing called 9/11 in NYC a while ago. That’s the issue. That’s the test. The 2008 election boils down to whether Hillary Rodham Clinton is our Golda Meir or Margaret Thatcher.
“Swapping child-rearing tips with Rosie O’Donnell ain’t gonna cut it.”