A lot of you are exercised over Elton John’s comments lambasting America as “misogynist” for refusing to coronate Queen Hillary Clinton.
I’m mad at Elton John, too…
..for searing this hideously awful image in my head too early in the morning:
Agh. Ack. Ouch. My eyes.
Does he have a point? Sure, there are Neanderthals who won’t vote for any female candidate based on her gender.
But there are far more anti-Hillary voters who are opposed to her pathological dishonesty–not her biological make-up.
And yes, there’s the obvious point that if you’re a sexist for opposing Mrs. Clinton, doesn’t that make you a racist for opposing Obama?
As for the fund-raiser itself, the Washington Times first raised questions about the legality of the foreign pop star raising gobs of money for Hill. Given the Clinton’s past troubles with celebrity fund-raisers, it would behoove someone at the FEC to ensure all the i’s were dotted and t’s crossed.
Hollyweird funny money and Hillary have a history.
Flashback: Reader Stephen reminds us of Elton John’s misogynist lyrics pining for Margaret Thatcher’s death…
Can you hear it in the distance
Can you sense it far away
Is it old Rudolph the reindeer
Is it Santa on his sleigh
It’s heading up to Easington
It’s coming down the Tyne
Oh it’s bloddy Maggie Thatcher
And Michael Heseltine
So merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
May God’s love be with you
We all sing together in one breath
Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
We all celebrate today
‘Cause it’s one day closer to your death
Elton John: Woman-hater.
FWIW, the stats on U.S. women in office, via the Center for American Women and Politics as of 2/08:
In 2008, 86 women serve in the U.S. Congress. Sixteen women serve in the Senate, and 70 women serve in the House. The number of women in statewide elective executive posts is 74, while the proportion of women in state legislatures is at 23.6 percent.
Congress: women hold 86, or 16.1%, of the 535 seats in the 110th US Congress — 16, or 16.0%, of the 100 seats in the Senate and 70, or 16.1%, of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives. In addition, three women serve as Delegates to the House from Guam, the Virgin Islands and Washington, DC.
Statewide Elective Executive: In 2008, 74 women hold statewide elective executive offices across the country; women hold 23.5% of the 315 available positions. Among these women, 44 are Democrats, 27 are Republicans, and 3 were elected in nonpartisan races.
State Legislature: In 2008, 1,741, or 23.6%, of the 7,382 state legislators in the United States are women. Women hold 423, or 21.5%, of the 1,971 state senate seats and 1,318, or 24.4%, of the 5,411 state house seats. Since 1971, the number of women serving in state legislatures has more than quintupled.