Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Out of retirement

January 26, 2008

EDIT: This obviously isn’t sports-related. I posted it on the wrong blog.

Eliza has a good, long rant about feminism and the primary:

I want to puke when I look at the “Women’s Interest” magazine rack and realize that I’m only supposed to be ‘interested’ in shrinking my waist, shrinking my pores, and having a gala of ostentatious self-obsession wedding. After all this time, is that really how we think of ourselves? Do we really want pats on our heads so badly that we accept these as our ambitions, our options? And can we not see through the contrived Daddy Complex we’re bred into and feel secure with a qualified woman at the helm?

On a similar but not totally related note: Whatever your thoughts about Senator Clinton, she’s by far the most experienced candidate in the traditional terms (if you’re into that kind of thing.) I’m not inspired by the Democratic Party right now, and I think it’s crazy that a lot of left-leaning people are viewing the upcoming election as a giant rainbow of warm fuzzies. But the chance that either a woman or a black man is going to puncture the white male stranglehold on the top position in the country is very exciting.

Go read Eliza’s post—it’s smart and fierce and all the good things I remember about college.

Obama for point guard

December 28, 2007

Sen. Obama describes basketball as his “first love” and beats SI writer S.L. Price in a game of one on one. As far as I’m concerned, the election’s over.

G.Hill for B.Obama

November 1, 2007

Via Truehoop, Grant Hill is supporting Senator Obama. Not a shocking development, but Grant’s mom roomed with Hillary Clinton in college. If Leo’s two dozen kids don’t vote for me, he’s gonna catch the wrath. Here’s Hill’s rationale:

My family is friends with the Bush family and the Clinton family. But I have to think with over 300 million people in our country there has to be another family outside of those two that is capable of leading our country. As qualified as Hillary is, to have potentially another eight years of a Clinton or a Bush, well, that would be 20-some odd years of just two families. I really support [Obama] and feel like he’s a breath of fresh air and someone who’s a uniter — someone who can bring everyone in our country together at a point when people are very divided.