April 16, 2007

TOKEN

There's an argument going on at Political Radar over Hillary Clinton's qualifications for being president. I thought this comment by "colin" was spot-on:

Yeah it would be nice to have a woman be our President. But we cheapen the historical significance of such an event by putting our hands over our eyes to the weaknesses of a female presidential candidate just so we have a skirt at the podium with the seal of the President of the United States.

That's how Halle Berry won an Oscar, and it's the driving force behind affirmative action. When you pick someone based on anything other than his actual qualifications, you are screwing up. Who wants a token for a president?

Posted by: Sarah at 03:07 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Well ever since there has been mumblings that Fred Thompson might run, I have had such an "I don't care" attitude about everyone else. It's like when you're fresh in love and no matter what happens: you spill milk on the table cloth, the cat craps in you suitcase, the sprinklers doused the newspaper...oh, who cares? Life is good! A breath of fresh air...I am so excited about this.

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at April 16, 2007 05:48 AM (deur4)

2 Hillary was first in her class at Yale Law School. Please don't pretend that she's an affirmative action hire.

Posted by: H.Gerberger at April 16, 2007 04:56 PM (eA20k)

3 H.Gerberger -- I'm not arguing whether or not she's smart enough to be president. I'm simply saying that voting for her *just because she's a woman* is absurd. That was the content of that comments section.

Posted by: Sarah at April 17, 2007 01:25 AM (vrR+j)

4 what a bunch of crap sarah - think about all the people who voted for Bush cause they wanted a "cowboy" president. everybody votes for the token they want, and candidates, men or women, encourage it.

Posted by: Will at April 18, 2007 09:36 AM (soQkB)

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