Frank Rich’s Irresponsible Op-Ed on Hillary

Man, Frank Rich has really reached a new low, even for him: in this op-ed piece in the New York Times, he compares Hillary’s management of her campaign to the Bush administration’s management of the Iraq War.

In the op-ed, Rich says that Hillary has employed “a 2008 campaign strategy that uncannily mimicked the disastrous Bush Iraq war plan.”

Really now Frank Rich? You are REALLY going to compare Hillary’s campaign to a war which cost the country trillions of dollars, thousands of lives, hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties, and our international image? Really, is Hillary’s campaign THAT bad?

Sure, I acknowledge that a part of a columnist’s job is to provoke, to be polemical, but this is way out of line. It not only insults Hillary, but also the soldiers who gave their lives in the war. How can Frank Rich in good conscience argue that the two are similar?

I mean, this is just unprofessional. I might make this kind of argument just for the sake of provoking people, but that’s because I am not a paid, professional writer with a nationally-syndicated column read by millions of people around the world. I mean, I might write something like this just for something tongue-in-cheek, but Frank Rich looks like he’s actually serious.

Either he’s really sandbagging all his readers, or he is just irresponsible. I lean toward the latter.

Now, for a different point of view, I give you this Tiny Fey segment on last weekend’s SNL, in which she counters some common (and baseless) arguments made against Hillary, much like I did a while ago.

See, this is why I like Tina Fey: not only is she attractive, she’s smart as hell and not afraid to show it. And plus, it is just a bitingly funny sketch.

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