Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hillary haters...

I just found out today that my mom is one of those Hillary haters. I have heard of those women out there, who hate Hillary Clinton, who won't vote for her at all, who would rather vote for a Republican than for her. I didn't realize that I actually knew any of these women personally, though. And I never would have guessed that I am actually related to one of them.

I am shocked and appalled. At one point during our talk, she even said the words "I just don't know what I'll do if she's our candidate..." then trailed off the sentence suggestively, as though some deep disgruntled part of her would actually consider voting for a Republican instead of Clinton, something that no one in her working class Irish-Swedish immigrant & staunchly DEMOCRATIC family has EVER done.


My mother was equally confused by the fact that I'm not an Obama-girl. "It's not that I'm anti-Obama," I explained, "How could you be? He rocks. And either way we're making history. I just really want a woman in the White House."

My own mother looked at me as though I had two heads.

Then we made Manhattans and changed the subject.


Anonymous said...

Nice to know you're voting on important substantive issues, and not on identity politics.

After all, it's worked so well in the past 25 years or so….

Kitty said...

Oh, I have a battalion of issues I'm voting on. I just choose not to share them here. People tend to get very impolite when you talk politics, n'est-ce pas?

Anonymous said...

Works for me, I just cringe when I heard that "woman in office" line.

And not because I don't think a woman is suitable for high office, they most certainly are; but because I don't see it as a valid reason to vote someone.

Same goes with the "having a beer with" test.