Friday, June 13, 2008

Sexism, Clinton and the Kennedy Comparison

When you go back and look at the coverage of the 1960 election -- as I did for my book "The Kennedys; America's Emerald Kings" -- it's surprising how much in-your-face bigotry that John F. Kennedy endured because of his Catholic religion, particularly by today's standards. In many ways, he was the Jackie Robinson of presidential politics, a model example for others in how to overcome historic barriers. In 2008, the Democrats offered several candidates who would be a similar "first" if elected to the presidency -- Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, and Hillary Clinton. With Clinton's departure from the race, there's now a lot of reflection about the sexism that she faced. Here's a comment from CBS news anchor Katie Couric.

Authors Night in Hamptons Features MAFIA SPIES

Alec Baldwin and Thomas Maier. This year's Authors Night for the East Hampton Library promises to be as much fun as in years pas...