In New Zealand, Hillary Says First US Female President Won't Be Her

The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (front R) waves when she arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 1, 2010. Hillary Clinton on Monday morning arrived in Phnom Penh from Cambodia’s northen city Siem Reap for her last day visit to Cambodia. (Xinhua/Phearum)RedTracker| US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ruled out the possibility that she will run for president in either 2012 or 2016.  With the same pundits who criticized her bid in 2008, now suggesting that she might be just what the country needs, Clinton said on TV3 New Zealand that she hoped the US was ready for a female president, adding “it should be.”

The Secretary — who we supported in 2008 — echoed a strong feeling that we share at AOC, responding to a question about whether she will run: “Well, not me. But it will be someone and it is nice coming to countries that have already proven that they can elect women to the highest governing positions that they have in their systems.”

We doubt that Mrs. Clinton has had time to read “America’s Four Gods: What We Say About God”, but Anne has. With 65 percent of American women believing in a male God looking down on us from heaven — versus 35% of American men believing that God is male and has a form we can relate to, being a cosmic force — only a uniquely qualified, connected, officially spiritual woman can overcome the religious preferences of American women for male leadership. Sarah Palin has this correct understanding of American women.

About one-third of American women embrace a patriarchal, authoritarian, punishing God and accept the Bible literally. The other half also believe in a patriarchal God, but one who is nicer and more benevolent. In any case, this man-God is watching our every move and judging our actions.

At Anne of Carversville, we sense that American women in total believe the presidency and government officials are preferably men. This is why we’ve made so little progress putting women in government at the levels of other countries. Men are cited as the reason for women’s lack of political progress, but in truth, we lack the will.

New Zealand — whose former prime ministers include Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley — is the second-to-last stop on a nearly two-week Asia-Pacific tour that Secrety Clinton ends in Australia, whose current prime minister is Julia Gillard. Both New Zealand and Australia rank much higher than the United States in women’s political advancement.