As Jonanna and Ray have pointed out below, although it's effing incredible Obama's our new president, local elections across the country left a lot to be desired.
One instance was Michele Bachmann, who just achieved a close victory over Democratic-endorsed, adorably-named Elwyn Tinklenberg in Minnesota's Congressional election, and is the first official recipient of the Bitch blog's Douchebag Decree, our new public service informing readers of douchebaggery near and far. Read on for this week's installment on Bachmann, proudly doing her part to set back feminism.
Something just occurred to me, on this, the holiest of political days. You know how Barack Obama bought, like, I dunno, a gazillion dollars worth of TV time to run his infomercial a few days before the election?
In the past few days, the Green Party has come up in a number of conversations I've been involved in, and I'm continually surprised at the number of people who think Ralph Nader is running for president. That misperception is unfortunate for many reasons, most notably because the Green Party ticket actually consists of two women of color--Cynthia McKinney for president and Rosa Clemente for vice president.
From the folks at the Media Consortium...
Live From Main Street Seattle: Beyond Hockey Moms and Palin Politics - Women on Real National Security (televised town hall event)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 4pm –5:30pm
Where: Museum of History and Industry's McEachern Auditorium (MOHAI)
McCurdy Park - 2700 24th Ave East - Seattle, WA 98112 RSVP for preferred seating here. RSVP is not necessary to attend- there will be some general admission seating available on the day of the event.