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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Media smacks Hillary for 'plantation' remark

Another in a long tradition of funny-yet-sad moments from the press, this one involves the right going after Hillary Clinton for accusing the GOP of running the House of Representatives "like a plantation."

Think Progress notes that this non-story has been brought to you by the department of pots and kettles (and has already prompted an online poll at MSNBC):

“I clearly fascinate them,” Gingrich said of the Democrats. “I’m much more intense, much more persistent, much more willing to take risks to get it done. Since they think it is their job to run the plantation, it shocks them that I’m actually willing to lead the slave rebellion.” [Washington Post, 10/20/94]

(Emphasis theirs.)