Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bitches Get Stuff Done

It has been a long time since I've heard a slogan I'd wear on a T shirt but last night, Tina Fey nailed one.

Tina Fey comes back to the Weekend Update anchor desk to speak to women’s issues, including the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

FEY: And finally, the most important Women’s News item there is, we have our first serious female presidential candidate in Hillary Clinton. And yet, women have come so far as feminists, that they don’t feel obligated to vote for a candidate just because she’s a woman. Women today feel perfectly free to make whatever choice Oprah tells them to. Which raises the question, why are people abandoning Hillary for Obama? Some say that they’re put off by the fact that Hillary can’t control her husband, and that we would end up with co-presidents. ‘Cause that would be terrible, having two intelligent, qualified people working together to solve problems. Ugh. Why would you let Starsky talk to Hutch? I wanna watch that show, Starsky. You know, what is it, America? What is it, are you weirded out that they’re married? ‘Cause I can promise you that they are having exactly as much sex with each other as George Bush and Jeb Bush are.

Then there is the physical scrutiny of her physical appearance. Rush Limbaugh, the Jeff Conaway of right wing radio, said that he doesn’t think America is ready to watch their president quote “turn into an old lady in front of them.” Really? They didn’t seem to mind when Ronald Reagan did that. Maybe what bothers me the most is that people say that Hillary is a bitch. Let me say something about that: Yeah, she is. And so am I and so is this one.


POEHLER: Yeah, deal with it.


FEY: Know what? Bitches get stuff done.

You can watch it here:http://www.crooksandliars.com/

I am resisting the impulse to name a certain Helen Reddy song as soundtrack for this post.

12 comments:

gigglechick said...

i thought the bit was brilliant!! Tina Fey rocks.

I created some "bitch is the new black" and "bitches get stuff done" shirts/buttons/etc

http://www.cafepress.com/gigglechick

Hope you like!!!

ThePoliticalCat said...

Hi, Seventh Sister,

Blogrolling for B.A.D. - I'm adding you, would you add me too, please? Thanks.

I blog at La Casa de Los Gatos and CultureVultures as ThePoliticalCat.

Brave Sir Robin said...

Helen Reddy had some great pipes!!

(totally off topic, but Lucy Arnaz sounds exactly like her when she sings)

I love Tina Fey!!!

"Bitches get things done" Yeah, pretty much. She is caught in a classic catch 22, if she isn't tough, she would be too soft for the job, if she is tough, she's a bitch.

I want my president to point fingers and take names!!!

Those t-shirts would be very popular if she can pull this thing out.

konagod said...

I already used a certain Helen Reddy song as a soundtrack to a recent rant, so that one's taken!

:lol:

It was well hidden though --- unless someone is a click-a-holic it was probably not detected.

MsLittlePea said...

I like I like! I feel like a bitch who's been getting some stuff done myself lately. And it's good.

seventh sister said...

I would not wear the shirt if it had a political slogan on it as well as the bitches quote but thanks for coming bu, gigglechick.

I'll add you as soon as I have a few more minutes, cat.

yes she did, robin.

you can have dibs on it, kona


good for you,lp. it's good to hear from you.

The Minstrel Boy said...

delta dawn
what's that flower you have on?


wrong track.

my sister has a favorite t-shirt that says women who behave themselves seldom make history.

word.

seventh sister said...

MB, I have seen that t shirt and the bumper sticker but nobody ever gets called a not well behaving woman, at least not that I have ever heard, in the same way we get called a bitch.

Tanya Brown said...

Totally excellent.

Angela said...

Awesome! I will definitely have to get one! (Love the song, by the way -- a most excellent pairing.)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Sorry to dissent here, but I do not like being called a bitch, nor do I need such a label to feel that I am capable of accomplishing something.

When I use the word in reference to other women, it has nothing to do with their strength or intelligence, and everything to do with nasty, underhanded behavior.

Since I do not vote with the part of my anatomy which I (allegedly) share with Hillary Clinton, I voted for Obama in the primary because I consider him the better person to unify America and mend fences around the world.

seventh sister said...

You can dissent to your Heart's content. I just think that if anybody calls me name like that(and they have) they had better know exactly how I feel about the word, which is that it carries a lot of power and I will claim it. I did think the bit was funny but I can't vote for anybody who runs ads designed to scare people into voting for them. Might as well be a member of our current administration.