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Monday, May 19, 2008

Department of Really Poorly Chosen Metaphors

From today's New York Times:

Cynthia Ruccia, 55, a sales director for Mary Kay cosmetics in Columbus, Ohio, is organizing a group, Clinton Supporters Count Too, of mostly women in swing states who plan to campaign against Mr. Obama in November. "We, the most loyal constituency, are being told to sit down, shut up and get to the back of the bus," she said.

Can someone please point out to Ms. Ruccia that Senator Clinton's opponent is an African-American? Question for Ms. Ruccia, "Was Rosa Parks ordered to go to the back of the bus because she was (a) a woman or (b) black?" Were women ever required to sit in the back of the bus? (Were they? I'm asking.) Yeah, Hillary is being denied the nomination because of her gender; it has nothing to do with her having fewer delegates or votes.



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