Have You Seen One Yet?
Not 2 years away, but some people have already put up their political preferences, on the long-suffering form of the ole, family car.
Before I launch into my spiel, allow me to say that I will NEVER understand why people put bumperstickers on their automobile's paintwork.
I mean, even the Lyndon Larouche nutters.
Either you have money to burn, since a paintjob can cost in the thousands, or you just don't give a fig. Either way, you scare me.
My first sighting of a Hill for Prez '08 bumper sticker came on 17 June 2006, according to my camera's info.
At 11:11 AM, no less!
That's the traditional Armistice hour, although these things proclaim a war cry, not a friendly truce.
The next time I saw a similar bumpersticker, was on a Mercedes pulling into mega-exclusive L'Ermitage, a gated community of homes in Coconut Grove.
But so far, not a rusted-out whoopdee in sight bearing Ms. Rodham's bumper sticker. Now why is that, do you think?
In case you are wondering where you can get these bumper stickers, here is a handy list for you Hillary supporters:
- Via Irregular Times
- Via Cafe Press (touting their Anti-Bush accessories, fashionista-alert!)
- Via DemStore
The latter of which, has the precise bumpersticker sighted above in the carpark.
The Irregular Times link also offers some clues why Republicans (excuse me, Neanderthals; when did they change the name? I'm always the last to know), hate Hillary.
"No, let's get real: the real reason Republicans can't stand Hillary Clinton are simple and threefold:
1. Hillary Clinton is a woman (the gall!)
2. Hillary Clinton has a backbone (the nerve!)
3. Hillary Clinton demands respect (the arrogance!)
The Republicans who keep pushing onward with their Hillary-hating campaign, years after her tenure as First Lady ended, just can't handle the idea of a strong, independent woman. They can't handle it, just like they can't handle the idea of women as human beings in general, so they'll try to tear her down.
But isn't it about time the Neanderthals finally got a good electoral slap about the cheeks? Isn't it time that the rest of America showed the Republican regressives that we've moved beyond gonad-based politics?"
Gonad-based politics. Gotta love it.
I wonder what they'd say, if someone told them many Republicans would happily vote for a Condi Rice ticket, without a blink.
Sure, many would not.
But it's not because of Condoleeza Rice's uterus -- but because they don't consider her up to the job.
That's the only thing that counts in choosing a President.
'Cause you know, we're not choosing a woman, but a leader.
Whilst you're polling people, ask Margaret Thatcher how well she was "liked" by her opponents.
Then ask her much she cared.
That, was a leader -- not self-pitying Fallopian tubes trying to win a popularity contest.
Two Very Different Points Of View