Friday, October 14, 2005

Ward Politics

An article in the New York Times discusses Democrat challengers to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Former San Francisco supervisor Doris Ward chimes in.
The only hope Democrats have in defeating a celebrity is with another celebrity, Ms. Ward said. "With a Meathead?" Mr. Reiner interjected, a reference to his television role as Michael Stivic in the 1970's sitcom "All in the Family." Ms. Ward said later in an interview that many Democrats were rooting for Mr. Beatty, in part because he is better looking and better known than Mr. Reiner, who is bearded, bald and paunchy (Mr. Beatty still looks like a movie star). Like it or not, she said, voters often care about such things. But Ms. Ward said she would be pleased if either of the men entered the race.
Consider the implications of Wards remarks 1. if they had been made by a man towards a woman 2. the shallowness of thought being passed off as mainstream political calculation. Then you'd also have to consider Doris Ward's history and wonder why she has any role in deciding anything.


Blogger Millbrae Morty said...

Makes you wonder who the real Meathead is.

Actually, that Assessor's office in SF is a mess. Her successor, Mabel Teng, resigned earlier this year, under fire for hiring cronies. She complained about the "bureaucracy". Uh, this is a surprise that the assessor's office would be heavily bureaucratic? That's like resigning from the Mathematics Dept. because there's too many equations. Earth to Mabel...

1:16 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Let's be clear, a messy office is one thing, disfunctional office holders are another. San Francisco is a magnet for the second of these. Mabel Teng needed 60 hour weeks to mess it up. Doris Ward managed to do it working one day a week.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Walter E. Wallis said...

Meathead was a method actor.

2:30 PM  

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