Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Blue Collar Appeal

I find it hilarious (in a sad sort of way) that Hillary Clinton is viewed as the candidate for the blue collar worker, the one who understands them and that Barack is viewed as the elitist. Hillary grew up middle-class in Chicago and attended both Wellesley and Yale University Law School. I don't know how you get much more elitist than that.

Yes, Barack went to Harvard Law School, but he did not grow up privileged; he didn't have money-and he was raised by his single mother (until she remarried) and grandparents. He worked during college (if I remember correctly). He is not currently wealthy (and Clinton is). And while both are committed to social justice, Barack probably has a better first-hand understanding of blue collar workers and the working poor than does Hillary.

It just goes to show you it's all about perception, not fact. Sigh.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Two Hundred Seventy-One and a Half Superdelegates and a Baby

The AP is reporting that Obama has 275 superdelegates in his camp and that Clinton has 271.5. 271.5? How exactly does one get half a delegate?

"My left side belongs to Obama, but my right belongs to Hillary."?

"Well, I'll vote for Hillary, but only half-heartedly."?

"I'm a "small person," so they'll only give me half a vote."?

"I'm pregnant, and I'm certain my fetus is for Hillary. I asked her to kick once for Obama and twice if she was for Hillary. There were definitely 2 kicks, so that's an extra half a vote right there!"

What's funnier than half a superdelegate? The following quote from the same article.

"ABC News and The New York Times reported separately that Obama had passed Clinton in superdelegates endorsements on Friday. Both of their counts, however, had fewer Clinton superdelegates than the AP count. The AP verifies all superdelegate endorsements included in its count."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Chocolate Pretzels

Chocolate pretzels may just be the perfect pre-menstrual snack. Extremely efficient way to kill two cravings at once.

Gee, aren't you glad you took the time to read?

Actually, I have much to write about: Passover, Jodie Foster, novels, falling in the pool and ruining thousands of dollars of electronic equipment, the Pacific Design Center, etc., etc. However, no sooner do I recover from Passover break, than I have to prepare for a trip to NY--with kids. So you still won't be hearing much from me until I return from New York.

The kids are so excited--it'll be their first trip to that big, bad Apple. My son has been wanting to pack and call the taxi cab (to the airport) since last weekend. And just try dissuading a 6-year-old from a course of action he has set his mind on . . .

Bye all--talk at ya later. I'll enjoy an H & H bagel for you.