Friday, June 22, 2007

The smartest damn thing I've seen yet this season.
Elizabeth Edwards scheduled to speak at Gay Pride event

Presidential race hopeful's wife seen as breaking barrier
Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

Friday, June 22, 2007
Elizabeth Edwards' scheduled appearance Sunday at a major San Francisco Gay Pride event represents a first for a major presidential candidate or spouse -- one that activists said reflects the growing clout of gay and lesbians as voters and their continued move into the political mainstream.

Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, is scheduled to speak Sunday morning at the Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Democratic Club breakfast at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Organizers say it marks the highest level of presidential campaigning at the annual Gay Pride Parade.

"It certainly is another barrier falling,'' said author and gay activist David Mixner, a Clinton administration adviser who backs Edwards in the 2008 race.

"The myth of what Pride is will be exploded ... and that taboo will now be removed,'' he said. "And I can't think of a better person to do it than Elizabeth Edwards. She won't let people tell her where she can go and who she can talk to.''

I cannot overemphasize that in all my trips thru the intertubes (and I spend alot of time on the intertubes) most people who support an Edwards nomination for President, wish it was Elizabeth.

Damn. Smart. Move.


At 12:14 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Gutsy good stuff.

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I can't understand why Edwards isn't doing better, he's running a much smarter campaign than Hillary or Obama. He's the only one showing any kind of guts. This is pissing me off and I'm becoming increasingly annoyed by Hillary. Especially since she picked that damned Celine Dion song, for crying out loud!

My blog is dead today (as opposed to the usual need of life support)...I hear the sound of crickets when I click on my sitemeter. How about you guys?

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

DOA baby. Too freakin' nice out, everyone is trying to finish up all their work so the weekend can begin!!!

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I think I should just pack it up and go outside, too. I think I'll just throw up a fun thread for the weekend and rest easy. And here I spent all night writing a post to defend Jimmy Carter, and what are the thanks I get...he didn't even bother to come to my blog and say thanks! :-D

At 3:40 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

As for me, I had an app't. all a.m. and now I have to do some work on a play I have to finish this summer.

Maybe I can post something later. Maybe some really good news will break, you know, like Cheney being hauled off to prison.
That kind of thing.


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