Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Why It's Called The Silly Season

You'd think the Clinton and Obama camps would not be wasting their time with petty spats over gender and race. And voters should not be worrying about whether a black or woman can be elected in determining who they support.

Pictured is Bobby Jindal, the new governor of Louisiana. He is of East Indian descent. And he was elected. Come on. We've been electing Asians, blacks, women, American Indians and Hispanics to office for years. Some have been governors, many serve in the House and in the Senate. Many are serving in state legislatures; some are big city mayors or small town mayors or city council members or county officials.

Some serve us well, others don't. Whichever, it has nothing to do with the color of their skin, who their ancestors happened to be or their gender. They have all been elected.

They are, also, all adults. Will the current campaigns and their surrogates please step up to the plate follow suit?

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