Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Luck Be A (Bitter, Old) Lady

In the midst of all the Spitzer insanity, I can't let the latest Hillary-surrogate atrocity go by unremarked. Geraldine Ferraro assessd the merits of Barack Obama's candidacy:

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," Ferraro told a local California newspaper last week.

"And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."
Yeah, I guess it is lucky to be born in Kansas, have your African father walk out when you're two years old and get raised by your grandparents. Goodness knows why the millions of other black men over the years didn't take advantage of their lucky breaks!

"And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position."

By "this position", Ferraro must mean one of two remaining candidates for the Democratic nomination.

What about the other candidate? Oh, SHE happens to be -- oh, yeah -- a woman!

A neutral observer might find it pretty "lucky" to get married to a politician of amazing charisma and political talents, staying with him despite his serial philandering, becoming First Lady -- and then run for Senate in a state in which you've never lived.

Voila! You end up in the same damn position as Barack Obama -- and get a good share of the country "caught up in the concept" too!

Come to think of it, you know what "luck" is? Luck is being an
obscure, undistinguished, New York congresswoman and being put on a presidential ticket for no other reason than, well, she was a woman.

Who knows, maybe just that fact helped the Democrats win Minnesota in 1984!

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