Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Quickie: It'd Be So Much Simpler If Oprah Were Running

It's not every day that CNN runs an entire article about people criticizing one of their stories, but I'll give them credit for doing just that. Recently, they ran a story which stated that black women voters were in a quandary, paralyzed by having to choose between race and gender, and implied that these two aspects of the race trumped all others. Issues? What issues? The reaction was swift and scornful, and I especially enjoyed this response:

"Duh, I'm a black woman and here I am at the voting booth. Duh, since I'm illiterate I'll pull down the lever for someone. Hm... Well, he black so I may vote for him... oh wait she a woman I may vote for her... What Ise gon' do? Oh lordy!"

7 comments:

Ensign Steve said...

My favorite part was this:

"Since Edwards no longer officially exists, as a white male I face the same choice - either I vote my race (Clinton) or my gender (Obama). Or I could just pick the candidate based on who I think would be best," wrote Michael.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

The solution is obvious. The Democrats need to run a multi-racial bisexual transgender with hermaphroditic genitals.

The fucking of the American people would be phenomenal.

Matty Boy said...

I voted by absentee ballot here in California. My decision was between Edwards and Kucinich, and I went with Edwards.

Identity politics in the white male was the obvious reason for my choice. It had nothing to do with Clinton's weak war positions or Obama's relative inexperience.

City Girl said...

Yeah, well, we cross-dressing leprechauns have the same problem:

Go with our species - Kucinich?

Or the "woman" with the huge Adam's apple? - I think you know who I mean.

dguzman said...

But what did Britney do when they took her kids????? Can't they tell me more news about that?

karenzipdrive said...

Puleeze. Okra Winfrey can run because Gayle would be too uppity as First Lady.

karenzipdrive said...

Ooops, make that "can't run."
More coffee, please.