Eric Scheie over at Classical Values has an apropos comment, though his post is in relation to hypocrisy and the Eliot Spitzer discussion.
Acting like you're a victim comes naturally, because most of us pity ourselves anyway.Yes, quite; and I don't doubt that at many times in their lives these Democratic worthies have been treated unfairly because of race or sex. Even more have less-fortunate women or African-Americans received some ill treatment.
But it is amusing to take a snapshot of how all these people came up and what was happening in the legendary year 1969. Hillary Clinton was graduating from Wellesley or her way to Yale Law School; Gloria Steinem, after graduating from Smith and publishing a book, was the lioness of the women's movement; Geraldine Ferraro had interrupted her law career to raise children (there may have been some actual suffering in that; she went on to found the - irony alert - Special Victims Unit); Reverend Jeremiah Wright was getting his master's degree. Barack Obama was an eight-year old stepson of an oil company executive in Indonesia. He would go on to Occidental, Columbia and Harvard.
John McCain was being tortured in a North Vietnamese prison.