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   Protesters ask Clinton to iron shirts

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1/7/2008 9:00 pm

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Yahoo News

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Entered 1/7/2008, Updated 1/7/2008

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SALEM, N.H. - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign stop was interrupted on Monday when two men stood in the crowd and began screaming, "Iron my shirt!" during one the New York senator's final appearances before New Hampshire voters cast primary ballots Tuesday. Clinton, a former first lady running to become the nation's first female president, laughed at the seemingly sexist protest that suggested a woman's place is doing the laundry and not running the country. "Ah, the remnants of sexism — alive and well," Clinton said to applause in a school auditorium. The overflow crowd burst into applause and some began shouting, "Iron my shirt" as the two were taken from the hall. "As I think has been abundantly demonstrated, I am also running to break through the highest and hardest glass ceiling," she said. Clinton later joked about the incident as she invited questions. "If there's anyone left in the auditorium who wants to learn how to iron a shirt, I'll talk about that," Clinton said with a smile.


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