Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Hillary Clinton balances issues of state and sickness
Stereotype plagues Clinton
I found Froma Harrow’s editorial column on Hillary Clinton’s recent health scare biased and unfair [“Can Hillary Clinton pace herself?” Opinion, Jan. 12].
She mentions only Hillary Clinton’s stomach flu and cerebral blood clot. How about the last four years as secretary of state? How often have health problems caused by her inability to set limits on her agenda gotten in the way?
To decrease the bias: How many prominent leaders have been out sick with serious health problems this year? I’m left wondering would she chastise Hugo Chávez for his cancer. “If he had minded his diet and exercise better ...”
Her litany of Clinton’s travel itinerary accurately denotes the countries where American interests are threatened which are on the precipice or in the throes of crises.
Harrop doesn’t believe in backing candidates on gender but freely criticizes them based on stereotypes, such as women don’t take care of themselves. Our leaders put forth monumental efforts to address complex situations (and yes, the Arab-Israeli con conflict does still remain), however hitting a good women when she is down is in poor taste. I wish she had stopped after acknowledging how fine a secretary of state Clinton has been.
--Anna Shanks, Seattle