Katie Kieffer

Ah, Hillary Clinton. Let me count the ways she doth love to be feminine.

1. She will not bake cookies. She will put down other mothers who stay home and bake cookies.

Hillary once said: “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.”

2. She will not wear a skirt. She will happily stand by her skirt-chaser.

The media drew comparisons between Hillary standing by Bill in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and her aide of many years, Huma Abedin, standing by her husband, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, in the wake of his sexting scandal. Hillary was reportedly very upset over these comparisons.

Who would not draw such comparisons? Hillary has referred to Huma as her “second daughter” and one can only imagine that Huma “learned from the best” by watching Hillary stand by, smiling, as her husband cheated on her both before (think the affair with Gennifer Flowers, which he confirmed in a 1998 deposition) and during his presidency.

Hillary and Huma are entitled to do as they please in their marriages, and it is better (and harder) to work on a marriage than to walk away from it. However, sources told the New York Post that the reason Hillary was upset over the comparison was because she (as First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State) and her husband (as President) have held much higher roles than Huma and Anthony, and this makes her decision different from Huma’s.

The reason to marry or stand by a man is not because you have political power to gain or lose by joining or staying with him. That is the message Hillary seems to be sending young women, and it is a very unhealthy message.

3. She will not support girls with guns. She would rather initiate a secret gun-running program to arm the Syrian rebels that can be traced to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.

In her unpaid speeches and work for the Clinton Foundation, Clinton acts as though it is her life’s mission to help women and girls. But she might want to think about promoting women’s right to self-defense and the 2nd Amendment. As Secretary of State, she was incredibly irresponsible when it came to arming Syrian rebels linked to terror.

4. She will not take orders. She will give orders to deny aide to U.S. Ambassadors.


Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is a columnist and political commentator. She runs KatieKieffer.com. Kieffer is the author of the forthcoming book "LET ME BE CLEAR."