Monday, May 19, 2008


From a Washington Post article on Democrats who prefer one presidential candidate and really, really don't like the other one:

...To Veronica Tonay, 48, a psychology professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Clinton supporter, Obama has become a pop star, the contestant on "American Idol" who wins votes because he's cute, while the best singer is eliminated.

"We are electing the leader of the free world, and that person has a finger on the nuclear launch code," she said. "It's not about likability." Her stance was cemented when a young woman in one of her classes declared that she wouldn't vote for Clinton because "she is not a beautiful woman."

If a student really said that, I weep for my country. But now here's that student's genius of a professor:

If Obama is the nominee, Tonay said, McCain will be just fine with her. "In the end, I won't vote for Obama because I don't know who he is, and I don't trust him," she said. "If McCain gets in, he would have a weak presidency, and we would have a Democratic Congress anyway. Obama could do more damage." ...

Yeah, because a president whose party doesn't control Congress is always weakened and unable to do much harm.

Like, y'know, that Nixon guy.

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