Wednesday, November 10, 2004

... but He Didn't Kiss My Ass!

Okay, this article kinda steams me. Wait, it really steams me.

Two quotes bug me:

- The headline: "Women Say Kerry Should Have Wooed Them"
- "Kerry never drew a very strong contrast with Bush" on women's issues until the end of the campaign, said Martha Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations.

What the hell? Pledging to fight any attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade isn't enough of a distinction between Bush and Kerry to vote for the actual pro-choice guy?

I recognize that the headline may just be someone's idea of catchy, but it irks me. The candidates' positions on women's issues couldn't have been clearer. W. is against abortion and would love more than anything to make it illegal. And yet women say Kerry should have kissed their asses more? What, just being on the right side isn't enough?

What did you want, an engraved invitation? Or perhaps he should have been standing there handing you toilet paper while you took a crap. Please. If you're a woman involved with the Feminist Majority and/or that National Council of Women's Organizations -- the two groups mentioned in this article -- ass-kissing should not be required for you to vote for the right guy.

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