Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Iron My Shirt" and other things that aren't funny...

A man disrupts Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign event by standing up and holding a sign reading "Iron My Shirt" at Salem High School January 7, 2008 in New Hampshire. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As seen at The Swamp blog - The Baltimore Sun.

Let me be clear.

I don't particularly care for Hillary. (You may spam me or nuke me now.) But I hate sexist comments. Racist comments. Rude comments. It's not the way of Christ.

I also don't like the fact that the people (reportedly two men) holding the bright yellow sign were:
(a) removed from the rally
(b) ignored, pointedly so, by the press
(c) not allowed their free speech moment

They were a security risk (?) and that was why they were removed.

I have long been skeptical of the political process. Everyone seems so made-for-TV, sound-bite-managed and scripted. If a politician dared to be wrinkled, tongue-tied or have a pimple, they are quickly and thoroughly trashed (if not by the mainstream media, at least by late night talk show hosts.) Remember how Romney has been mocked for having "perfect hair"?

What do I want? REAL interviews. REAL words and thoughts. I'm not holding out much hope.

You can bet I'll vote in my state's primary. AND in the general election. But I am getting very jaded in the process... and it is only January.

My spouse had a Tshirt that has not been available any more. It said:
"A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman thinks of the next generation."
James Freeman Clarke (1810 - 1888)

Me thinks we have WAYyyy too many politicians out there.


P.S. Just an FYI - I don't iron much for anyone.


Presbyterian Gal said...

As I understand it, the "Iron My Shirt" thing has been proven to be a plant by the Clinton campaign machine. As were the questions "asked" of her in the coffee shop where she "cried".

Campaigns are all performance art until after they are elected. I'm gonna vote as well. Though today I am sure not sure of who I will be voting for.

Deb said...

Geesh. That's even worse. To set YOURSELF up for that kind of sexist junk?

Even less on the respect-o-meter.


Sally said...

Quite, quite mad...

as for ironing- we all iron if we consider something needs it just before we wear it here...which means pretty much that we don't iron....

Cathy said...

What is ironing?

I did a thing which tells how we are leaning politically on my blog. Clinton and Barama were tied for first.