Two years into Obama’s presidency, and one would think the Republicans had a change of heart about minorities and all that. Apart from Michael Steele, the Republican equivalent of Obama, there are women everywhere. Sarah Palin herself has come of age. Having effectively freed herself of McCain’s apron strings, she became the Tea Party’s darling. And now, we come to the recent primaries.
Judging by the spin, you would think June 11 was the turning point in American politics. From California, New Mexico and South Carolina, including the beleaguered Lincoln Blanchet from the conservative state of Arkansas, women scored big in the key-states primaries. Even Cynthia Tucker, usually a levelheaded columinist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and many times a Pulitzer Prize nominee, couldn’t contain her enthusiasm. For full story, see discussion on National Public Radio.
How soon we forget! Americans have a knack for reinventing themselves, and nobody does it better than our politicians. Since the “hope ‘n change” finesse set the Democrats down one trick and counting, it’s the Republicans’ turn (all the easier, I should think, since the precedent has been set).
The more things change, the more they remain the same.