If you’d like to get a perfect sampling of illogical thought masquerading as logic, check out this Brutally Honest post, which examines Hillary’s latest bon mot.
Speaking of Hillary, I heard a woman today telling Michael Medved that, while she is a Republican, she’ll vote for Hillary because she wants to see a woman in the White House. That’s the reason. She’s willing to accept Hillary’s political positions because she wants a woman in the White House.
This is the reductio ad absurdum of identity politics. I can see that 2008 is going to be an election reminiscent of the one in 1920, when women voted in droves for Warren G. Harding, whom most would agree was one of the worst presidents ever (and certainly one of the most corrupt), simply because they found him handsome. In other words, this is may be one of those elections where women embarrass themselves and hurt our country.
And, yes, for those of you who don’t know, I’m a woman — but I’ll only vote for a woman candidate when there’s actually a good one. I know a good one will come along, and I’m pragmatic enough to wait, so that I get the best for my country, not just the most female.