Much of this was previously posted on my blog Scheiss Weekly, but I've revised it a bit and am reposting it here.
I am not a political blogger; that's not why I blog. I am not here on this earth to convince anyone to change their ways, never wear that shade of green, eat only things which have no face, or let your children grow up wild and free because the world will teach them discipline when they're older. HOWEVER: My email is overflowing with inquiries from people wanting me to get political and tell people who I feel would be the best president. Most of these emails are asking me to endorse Hilary for the simple fact that she is a woman and all of us women should stick together and elect one of our own to the White House because it's TIME.
I am not a political person. I vote, and I have always voted, because I firmly believe that voting is like being on a jury, and if a jury/senate/White House/congress is supposed to be full of my "peers," well, I want to be sure that it really is, and not full of the kind of people who were on some of the juries/political offices I've seen. Peers my ass. It was like a tour through Jerry Springer's waiting room, and those people are NOT my peers.
Besides, people who don't vote rightfully forfeit all whining rights. No votee, no whinee. Few things make me angrier than someone griping about a political decision, who didn't even vote. If someone didn't care enough to have a voice on election day, that person should shut up forever about anything political. If he really cared, he would have voted.
I know that many people see no connection between someone's personal life and his/her professional life, but I am not one of those people. I see a person's personal life as a reflection of their priorities in their professional life, and vice versa. I can not separate the two. If a person is an idiot in his/her personal life, I believe he/she will be an idiot in the professional life, also. And, again, vice versa. Perhaps this is not always the case; I really don't care. I can't separate them. We are what we are, and most of what we are we have chosen to be.
It's not just politicians, as you all well know, either. We all present an image to the public, but if that image is to be believable and viable in any way, we must give evidence that we are sincere by the way we live our personal lives. Politics is full of reprehensible people whose private lives are so filled with chosen horror that I could never in a million zillion years take anything they ever said, professionally, in any kind of serious way. I'm just waiting for the other shoe to fall, because it invariably will. I am not interested in electing a train wreck to political office.
I could never vote for Hilary, and it's not because of her sex. It's because I see her as an enabler of a man whose personal life is disgusting. I see her as an enabler of a marriage that is a joke. I see her as an enabler of a man who tries to pass off his inability to keep it in his pants as a 'disease.' Please. I also see one/half of a couple whose values are so far removed from mine that I simply can't accept them in any way. When I think of the Clintons, all I see is a dysfunctional family, a pack of liars, and a woman who stayed in an adulterous marriage so she could climb higher as a politician. I also see a person who supposedly represents a state in which she did not even live. This is a joke, too. Add to all this the fact that the Clintons are milking the taxpayers for all it's worth by charging the Feds rent for the extra residence they built to house the Secret Service agents - to the tune of the equivalent of their mortgage on that million-dollar home they bought to establish residence in New York - that's a 10,000 mortgage, folks -this means that the taxpayers are paying the Clintons' salaries, mortgage, transportation, safety and security, and the salaries for their 12-man staff. Looking out for the common people? The Clintons don't know what a common person is. They don't hang out with common people. No, I don't want either of them representing me in any way.
The Clintons are a joke. Worse, they are a joke without a punch line. A never-ending build-up without any resolution. He is a grinning, selfish, horny old man, and she is a scary cackling oaf with a hard chromium finish who fakes tears when things don't go her way. Both are scrambling up the political ladder on each other's coattails, both are kicking the ladder away beneath them, and neither has a heart, or any kind of ethics other than the selfish kind.
I'm sorry, people who are constantly emailing me to endorse Hilary, but there is no way that will ever happen. Ever, ever, ever, ever.
I would never vote for someone based solely on his/her sex. That is ridiculous. I would also never vote for someone whose personal life was a shambles and whose personal choices were bad. People who break promises, commit adultery, cheat, can't keep it in their pants or out of their pants, lie, steal, ingratiate, or try to fool me into believing they'd be a good elected representative of me while doing any of those things, make me heartsick and disgusted. Nobody is perfect, but everybody could at least TRY to behave.
No, I could never vote for Hilary, and I will never be able to endorse her in any way, unless she was running for National Joke, or National Bitch, or National Poster Woman for Dysfunctional Relationships, or Enabler of the Year, or some such.
I will not be answering any more political emails, so those who are persistent in wanting me to say something about politics can save themselves the trouble. I might comment, but I won't answer emails about politics. You wanted to know what I thought about Hilary and now you know. Are you happy? I bet not.
Besides, who in the world would care what somebody like me thought about a candidate? Certainly Hilary doesn't care about women like me. Hilary's "choice" is not the same as mine.
It's common knowledge that I am a firm believer in choice for all women, and for all men, too. The difference between me and a lot of other firm believers in choice is that I believe the choice comes BEFORE the consequences ofr the choice. Anything else and you're just someone who got caught with his/her hand in the cookie jar and now you want amnesty AND the cookie AND no consequences for putting your hand in the sugar; you know, as if your hand being there wasn't your choice in the first place. Baloney.
So, no Hilary for me. And if you are one of the many women who are planning to vote for Hilary simply because she's a woman, please stop and think, and think HARD, before you do that. It may very well be high time to put a woman in the White House - I look forward to that day - but this is not the right woman. Not for me, anyway.
I do have a candidate in mind, but his people are not bombarding me with requests for endorsement. That just makes me like him more.
To sum up: Hilary - Absolutely not.
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