S_eering?

I lived in Iowa during the last prez caucus cycle; I no longer do, though I still work there.  Translation: In ’04 I got to participate, but in ’08, I just get to watch (though if I manage to get this close to Joan Jett again, it might all be okay…but, I digress.)

 

I was among the group of trans activists who met with some high-ranking Kerry people during DC Lobby days in ’04; by that point, Kerry had sealed-up the nomination.

At the meeting, I introduced myself by saying that I’d caucused for Howard Dean at the precinct level but, for unity, moved to the Kerry column at the county level.

I was so ‘impressed’ by the reception we got from the Kerry folks that, when I went to the state convention in June, I moved back to the Dean column.

This brings me to the latest Debate Gate.  Wonkette asks (and all but answers) the question: ‘Did Clinton Plant Old Gay Soldier at Debate?’

I’m particularly intrigued by this passage about HRC’s favorite HRC:

 “Following the debate, CNN learned that retired Brigadier Gen. Keith Kerr served on Clinton’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender steering committee,” CNN said in a statement released today. David Bohman, senior vice president and executive producer of the debate, added: “We regret this incident. CNN would not have used the general’s question had we known that he was connected to any presidential candidate.”

The plant?

Naaaaaaaahh.  Who cares?  Does anyone think that any president (particularly HRC’s favorite HRC) from here on forward will not follow this tried-n-true (tried-n-false?) Rove-Gannon methodology both on the campaign trial and once in office?  Let’s face it: The public is stupid and the press doesn’t care.  Game over on that point.

I’m most intrigued by one passage from that paragraph, however:

Clinton’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender steering committee

How much sTeering has been goin’ on?

2 Responses to S_eering?

  1. Rebecca Juro says:

    First, you win my undying support and respect just for posting a picture of Joan Jett (who, by the way, is very trans/gender-variant supportive…check out her cover of the Replacements’ “Androgynous”).

    And I totally agree with you about the gameplaying going on here. After what we saw with Kerry and his campaign in ’04…I and rest of the OutForDemocracy-Transgender team who met with them in April of that year in DC got much the same reception…Hillary appears to be following much the same pattern. I have currently no faith whatsoever that we’ll enjoy any more rights under Hillary at the federal level than we currently do under Bush, but I am willing to be convinced. Thus far, though, I don’t find the existing evidence to be very encouraging.

  2. translegalhistorian says:

    “I have currently no faith whatsoever that we’ll enjoy any more rights under Hillary at the federal level than we currently do under Bush, but I am willing to be convinced.”

    I definitely have no faith currently in HRC’s HRC. I guess I could be convinced – but, then again, I’ve said that about HRC I.

    We’ve seen where that’s gone.

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