You all know that I am a die-hard Senator Clinton fan. I have loved her and supported her through campaign misteps and misstatements in large part because she offered us the first (and possibly only) opportunity to vote for a good person who was also a woman.
But now that is over. I keep hearing that there are many women who are sad and angry and ready to vote for Senator McCain. I keep hearing that women need a reason (besides the war and healthcare and Roe) to vote for Obama.
Okay, my feminist friends, here it is. Carol McCain.
Carol McCain is Senator McCain's first wife. She is the woman who waited for him while he was in Vietnam. She is the woman who had a tragic automobile accident while John was a prisoner of war and had to undergo losing much of her mobility, four inches of her height, and much of her "classic" beauty without his help. And then McCain returned from Vietnam and opted for the life of a playboy and a star without his faithful, and still beautiful wife. He later got a younger, prettier model--the wife we all are familiar with--Cindy McCain.
You all know I am a yellow dog democrat, and I was never likely to vote for a Republican as long as issues of public health, women's choice, and civil rights for gays and lesbians were still issues, but for you my friends, I offer yet another reason to vote for Senator Obama.
McCain's a dog.
And that's not fair to dogs.
Thank you, Hillary, for offering me the opportunity to vote for a woman I respect. Thank you for your service, your vision, your heart.
Now. On to the future.