Saturday, June 07, 2008

My first attempt at going political

I've never really gone political here at Squishy Burrito but this comment by Hillary Clinton today made me upset.

"Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it...The light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time."

Hilary Clinton did not win because she was a woman. I'm a woman and I wouldn't vote for her not because she is a woman but because I didn't want her to be president.

Don't play that card.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

Add me to the list of women who wouldn't vote for her either.

mav said...

Here's an interesting analysis of the issue of whether there was sexism in the media during coverage of the clinton campaign. what do you think?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/us/politics/13women.html?pagewanted=2&th&emc=th

-mav

ps who is the other melissa?

Fishfrog said...

I think that what she was saying is that a woman has never gotten as close to the White House before. Thus, the glass ceiling, that metaphorical barrier marking the furthest that a woman can proceed in our patriarchal society, was pushed a little further up. I don't know that she was playing a "card" of some kind. She was just observing that she, a woman, had gotten 18 million votes in the Democratic primary.