Monday, February 25, 2008

What's in an Acronym?

Courtesy of Pam's House Blend:
This sort of mind-numbing "He-Man Woman Haters Club" frat boy crotch-grabbing has been out of control this cycle. The fact is they want to run against Hillary
Clinton precisely because this sort of misogyny can get a laugh with few repercussions.

Hmmm.... Does this sort of misogyny get a laugh without repercussions here in Pittsburgh? The "funny" thing is how often the purveyors of the laughs are often the true believers.

Here's the Citizens United Not Timid agenda:

It's this simple: it's all about the group's acronym, which, used in
conjunction with Hillary Clinton, is supposed to be irresistibly humorous. That
is the beginning and the end of it. The group will not be running ads in any
form and will not be making any robocalls. They'll be making T-shirts. That's
it. You can buy them for $25 on their website:
...Stone is counting on
T-shirt sales to further serve as "billboard education." He figures the whole
thing will end up taking on a viral nature, thanks to the yuks factor....
"The more people go to the site, the more people buy the T-shirts," Stone
explains.... "The more people buy the T-shirts, the more people wear the
T-shirts. The more people wear the T-shirts, the more people are educated.
Consequently, our mission has been achieved." Though neither the word itself nor
even the acronym is ever mentioned, "it's one-word education. That's our
mission. No issues. No policy groups. No position papers. This is a simple
committee with an unfortunate acronym...."

I wonder if local female candidates face any of this crap here in Western PA?


  1. Sue wrote:

    "The 'funny' thing is how often the purveyors of the laughs are often the true believers."

    And how very unfunny and sad that is.