Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy is under heavy fire from a state chapter of the National Organization for Women for his decision to back Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton.
In a sharply critical statement, the New York state chapter of NOW took aim at Kennedy Monday for what it called an "ultimate betrayal," and suggested the Massachusetts Democrat "can't or won't" handle the idea of Clinton becoming President of the United States...
"And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment!" the statement continues. "He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton."
I wonder what the New York chapter of NOW has to say about the Democratic Governors of Kansas and Arizona, KATHLEEN Sibelius and JANET Napolitano? Or what about former President Kennedy's DAUGHTER Caroline? All three of these women have endorsed Obama - does that mean that they, too, "can't or won't handle the prospect of a woman president?" Does NOW believe Ted Kennedy is obligated to support a certain candidate by virture of how he was born while the Kathleens and Janets have a choice?