Evita Heinz Kerry gave us another reason to work against her husband being elected. At a gathering for gay Democrats yesterday she promised that, if Kerry is elected: “If nothing else, you will have a mom in the White House.” Does anyone else find it creepy that a politician’s wife, which these days means a politician, is promising to be some special interest group’s mother? I don’t want politicians to “mother” us. I want them to run the country and then go away until we need them to do something else. I don’t want celebrity-activist-politicians. I want leaders who will do the right thing and that’s it.
All this pandering makes me want to go to take a shower.