Back to the vil­lage

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.”

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