Monday, May 19, 2008

The Gucci Vote

I've been listening to democrats for a long time, as you have, preach about how evil it is to stereotype people. Individuals should be judged on their own merits, and trying to minimize their significance or demean them by assigning labels is against the 10 Commandments of the PC Bible.

But yesterday, there was Barack, attacking John McCain's ties to lobbyists in his big Oregon speech, and saying:
his campaign did not take money from PACs or federal lobbyists and.... he would have meetings on C-SPAN rather (than) behind closed doors with lobbyists “in their Gucci shoes.”
What exactly is Barack implying here - that people who dress well and buy nice clothes are elitists? Is this just a way to stereotype republicans as part of an evil, wealthy ruling class?

I thought that it was time for a new kind of politics, one based on hope, not nastiness.

My bad.

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