Carol Platt Liebau: A Non-"Working Person" "Worked the Night Shift"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Non-"Working Person" "Worked the Night Shift"

CNN reports that in a recently released Hillary Clinton ad, the narrator assures the (presumably blue-collar) viewer that Hillary "understands. She's worked the night shift, too."

Well, not exactly. As her spokesman clarified, "the reference is to her working late at night at her desk."

But in what world is working late at a desk comparable to working a real night shift in a hospital or factory? By the Clinton measure, every professional in America with a demanding job has "worked the night shift" -- including me, when I was in peonage at a law firm.

Don't forget that Democrats are the ones who reserve the moniker of "working people" for those being paid less -- as though the more highly compensated aren't really working. Can you have it both ways?

Can someone really "work the night shift" when she isn't, by her own measure, even a "working person"?

1 Comments:

Blogger rplat said...

Hillary, like her husband. will be anything you want her to be and act any way you want her to act . . . the only requirement is that you render a vote in her favor. Since when has truth or fact had anything to do with her personal and political agendas?

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