LilaTovCocktail: Ingredients: one part NE Ohio; two parts politics; two parts media, and one part each: culture, family & the Jewish community. Directions: Shake well.

Read MY Lipstick: White Woman 4 Obama!

9/13/08

I have imported this blog post wholesale from E Pluribus Media, with thanks to and many cheers for TXsharon. She writes:

"Are you as sick as I am of hearing the media say that white women won’t vote for Obama?
Are you as sick as I am of hearing white women say that Palin is just an ordinary mother, just like them?
Do you remember when white men were saying they could have a beer with George Bush?
ENOUGH!


Please join me in this effort to prove the media wrong!
White Woman 4 Obama in lipstick
If I can drive around in the reddest county in Texas with this on my car, surely you can join me.


If you are not a white woman, please feel free to edit appropriately.
White Black Woman 4 Obama.
White Latina Woman 4 Obama.
White Brown Woman 4 Obama.
White Woman 4 Obama.
And etc."
I love this subversion of the scary quid-pro-quo identity politics Americans fall into so reflexively.

You wouldn't choose a brain surgeon or a defense lawyer based on whether you'd enjoy having a beer with them. You'd choose the person who is most qualified, whose professional integrity you trust.

And that's how we should vote for our politicians -- according to how well they can understand and articulate our concerns, analyze obstacles, organize others and act with efficacy and ethicality -- not according to whether we'd feel comfortable having them over for a potluck.



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2 comments:

Abiola September 22, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

Thanks for posting this! I will be sure to pass it on.

LilaTovCocktail September 22, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

So glad you liked it!

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