Friday, December 07, 2007

Tweety Stole My Nurse Ratched Character!

Chris Matthews thinks that Hillary Clinton is Nurse Ratched:

Summary: On Hardball, Chris Matthews asked about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), "[D]oes she look like Nurse Ratched here?" referencing a character in Ken Kesey's novel and the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, who has been described as a "scheming, manipulative agent" who "asserts arbitrary control simply because she can." In fact, Matthews and others on programs on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC have a long history of associating Clinton with Nurse Ratched.

Now I'm grumpy, because all my relatives know I make the best Nurse Ratched ever. In fact, they don't DARE to get sick because then I swoop in, with chicken soup and rectal thermometers. I keep them all healthy with the preventive power of fear.

More seriously, Tweety is waging a war against wimmen who don't know their place, and that place certainly is not as the president of a country. The selection of this particular fictitional character is quite clever, because Nurse Ratched both isn't supposed to have real power (she is just a nurse, after all) and misuses the power she has usurped (see what happens if we let wimmen rule over us?).

Well played, Tweety.