Kirsten Gillibrand will be New York’s next Senator–well done, Governor Patterson. As for Colorado: You be the judge. (Scroll down to hear the interview of January 19, 2009, “Michael Bennet Gears Up for the U.S. Senate.”)
Bennet continues to be the beneficiary of awesome press. Gee, I wonder if a Latino or Latina with his background would be given such a free pass? Not really, I don’t–because of course, there are no Latin@s with his background–not until Latin@s are presidents of most prestigious colleges and universities, dominate the financial sector, are an overwhelming majority in all three branches of the federal government, and can steer their children successfully in following in their footsteps as the ruling elite.
Last night on 30 Rock, Tracy Morgan’s character had a funny line about “white myths,” such as the notion that diet is causally related to diabetes, “or Colorado.” Well, Colorado’s ruling class is a white reality. Governor Bill Ritter: keeping Colorado safe for white male privilege! With Dems like this, who needs Republicans?