MixedRoots Blogging while mixed. Commentary on being biracial, challenging perceptions of race & religion in life and politics. Connecting all Cultures. Unity and Peace. Dedicated to celebrating all cultures, including mixed-heritages, inter-racial & inter-religious families and unions while educating others about the unique mixed-race and multicultural experience. Bridging the gaps between racial, ethnic, cultural & religious differences.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Genetic Blend

Gabrielle Anwar says she's from England, but
"My genetic blend is little (Asian) Indian and British."

Thursday, May 28, 2009

MultiRacial Population Growing

Interesting article on Multiracial, mixed-race population growing.

WASHINGTON – Multiracial Americans have become the fastest growing demographic group, wielding an impact on minority growth that challenges traditional notions of race.

The number of multiracial people rose 3.4 percent last year to about 5.2 million, according to the latest census estimates. First given the option in 2000, Americans who check more than one box for race on census surveys have jumped by 33 percent and now make up 5 percent of the minority population — with millions more believed to be uncounted.

Demographers attributed the recent population growth to more social acceptance and slowing immigration. They cited in particular the high public profiles of Tiger Woods and President Barack Obama, a self-described "mutt," who are having an effect on those who might self-identify as multiracial.

Population figures as of July 2008 show that California, Texas, New York and Florida had the most multiracial people, due partly to higher numbers of second- and later-generation immigrants who are more likely to "marry out." Measured by percentages, Hawaii ranked first with nearly 1 in 5 residents who were multiracial, followed by Alaska and Oklahoma, both at roughly 4 percent.

Utah had the highest growth rate of multiracial people in 2008 compared to the previous year, a reflection of increasing social openness in a mostly white state.  READ COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Robin Thicke Continued.....

Robin Thicke   Continued...

I've blogged about this artist previously 
(Robin Thicke Mixed Experience).  I love his music and his band is great.  I've seen him perform live four times in less than 2 two years.  Each time he tours its with someone great.
Beyonce, Mary J and Jennifer Hudson.  I saw the most recent show twice in two different cities- one in the east and the other on the west coast.  There's not ONE song I don't like, but I particularly love 'Dreamworld'.  

I met him twice and was also invited to be one of his guests at his after-party, right at his table after one of the shows. It was fun, I even met his dad, Alan (from the 80's hit TV show, Growing Pains) LoL 

I'll post more images another time.  Stay tuned!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

ReelMIXED Film Festival ™

Check out one of the great distractions that has kept me from blogging.

A Cultural Exchange
June 12-14, 2009

ReelMIXED was introduced in 2007 in response to the lingering segregation in the Metro-Detroit region. The RMFF was founded to create an annual celebration of ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious diversity through film, arts, culture, and cuisine. RMFF was also founded to be a progressive, socially conscious, and purposeful fun festival that provides opportunities for both established and emerging talent to share and showcase their works. RMFF aims to offer something for the entire family. In addition to hosting film screenings, this festival includes various art forms including artists’ exhibits, literary readings, dance/musical performances, workshops, and a Children’s Zone. Films screened vary in genre and topic and intend to represent a variety of cultures, races, and religions via the subject matter, director, or screenwriter, as well as highlight issues of civil rights, humanity, race, ethnicity, religion, and the mixed-race experience.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Busy... but back!

Whoa! Whoa, Whoa.    Talk about busy, yeah that's been me, Ms busy bee.  
Working on big projects.  But look what I found the other day.  Laura Izibor.  A biracial (Irish/Nigerian) singer/musician to watch out for.  Some say like Aretha, Alicia Keys. I don't hear that AT ALL.  

I say compare to Adele, Joss Stone, or even Jill Scott, maybe even Duffy.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Greatest!!!

The Greatest...Muhammad Ali
The only person living that I would be in awe of upon meeting is... the one, the only, the great, Muhammad Ali.  I think he was and is phenomenal.  His work ethic, his integrity, his dedication to his faith & humanity as well as his confidence is amazing. 
I have a deep endearing respect for him and I wish him the very best on this day
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bro. Muhammad Ali!    

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Etta James

Etta James a legendary Songstress....

Just around the time Cadillac Records was due to hit the big screen - while I was traveling-  I heard a news report that Etta James had passed away.   I've searched the internet recently and I don't see any news whatsoever that she has died.  So I guess it was a mis-report of misinformation.  

I learned of Ms. James through my mother years and years ago.  As many young women, I
 decided that I would dance to her song "At Last" at my wedding.  I did just that!

This is the month of her birth (Jan. 25, 1938), so I thought it fitting to note her in my blog.
She was born Jamesetta Hawkins in LA, California.  According to wikipedia, Dorothy, her mother was African-American and just fourteen years of age and not married when Etta was born.  Etta's father, Rudolph "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone was a Caucasian pool player and he allegedly paid them support money on the condition that they kept his paternity a secret.

Ms. James is a multi-Grammy award winner and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001 and into the Grammy Hall of Fame both in 1999 and in 2008!



Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Evolution of Attitudes

Images--From left to right: by Itsuo Inouye, AP; Travis Lindquist, Getty Images; 
Sara D. Davis, Getty Images; Nathan Strange, AP; Kathy Willens, AP

Evolution of Attitudes

This isn't a new article, but it's a keeper. Among other interesting points, a biracial woman
 shares how sometimes when she's out and about with her mixed-race twin sons, she is sometimes asked "Are you the nanny?"   Read the USA Today article 

Image by Jacquelyn Martin, AP

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Changing Nation...

A Changing Nation...

This is an interesting profile on a family living in Virginia.  They are an inter-racial family with a background not too unlike President-elect Barack Obama's.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Half-caste children: The story is similar around the world

Half-Cast Children: The Story is Similar Around the World

I had planned to scan my actual newspaper article of this earlier this year.  Well you know what happens with little bits of paper when you have a toddler.   So it crossed my mind again today so I thought I'd share this online article from the Guardian in the UK
The mixed children in Australia were taken - STOLEN- from their mother's and dopted into white families. The government apparently thought it was a good idea to raise the children in "white enviornments" essentially stripping them of their (full) culture and the loving arms of their mothers.   It's just sad.  

Listen to this: in one mixed-race Australian's own words
 'We lost our heritage, we lost everything'
Link to this audio

Here is another fascinating read on this issue of mixed children or half-castes being in between two worlds and the society trying to sort out what their fortune or misfortune should be.


Monday, November 10, 2008

School Selections: A parent's prerogative

School Selections: A parent's prerogative

What's the big deal about where the Obama children will attend school.  The girls currently attend a private school.  Mr. President- elect- Barack himself attended a private school, both he and (first lady to-be) Michelle went to an elite institution for higher education.  So come on people, give it a rest already.  

I just hope there's not a paparazzi madness on the girls 
first day of school.  We don't want the girls experiencing what Amy Carter experienced.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Mutts Like Me

Mutts Like Me

Mr. President makes this term sorta charming.  :)
yeah, mutts like us.  

Listen, if you're not mixed, please don't call me the "M" word. It's only endearing if you're mixed "like" me.  


Saturday, November 08, 2008

Still No Words...

Still No Words...

I seriously am experiencing an overwhelming dose of "something" that I've never experienced before. I know I'm happy, elated and joyful- but this 'something' runs deeper, much deeper than these mere words. I may not be able to communicate my complete feelings into a few sentences or paragraphs for a another week, another month, a year or even my lifetime- But I'm happy. I always believed he would be elected. Truly... I'm not surprised by the outcome. I am just overwhelmed somehow by the reality of it and the energy that surrounds it.

Is this the beginning of a revival?

It's all quite intense for me in many ways. I find myself tearful when I think of it. I also smile on the inside as well as the outside. I said to my sister,
"It's strange, I feel like people are being nice to me." Not specifically to me- well yes to me, but not because of something I've done. It's more-so the energy between people, folks seem to be more loving towards one another. Its as if some sort of barriers have been torn down. This is a phenomenal time. I'm so proud of this country. And furthermore...If I'm really being open and bearing my deepest thoughts when it comes to my mixed-race (black/white) heritage... I feel like I finally fit in this country.

Ok, so the barriers have been torn down, but if you know me, you know I'm thinking "ok they're torn down, but we've got to work and do our part in the change to sweep those barriers away." Don't let them clutter up our lives and be road blocks in our continued path towards a better nation. The work is not over people, this is just a huge inspired step, we must keep advocating for one another, we must continue to think and be positive, we must continue to be kind to one another. We must honor our blessings.

I'm blown over by the reaction around the world. I'm proud of President-Elect Obama. I loved that he noted "Out of Many We are One" That is a motto that I have loved for more than twenty years. I have shared my affinity for that motto in a previous post. I'm happy, happy, happy. It's amazing that someone who represents an oppressed -- once enslaved-- people is not representing our nation and by many accounts from abroad will now help to improve America's image in the eyes of others around the world.

Sidebar: I'm excited about Michelle Obama being the first-lady. What a woman. The standards that will be set are welcomed! Bring it Mrs. Obama.

As I sat down to mark my ballot I sensed a change was gonna come. I looked at the ballot and decided to save the best for last- my selection of Barack Obama as President of the UNITED States of America. I'm glad I had the presence of mind to captured the moment with my iphone camera. Speaking of capturing moments.... if you haven't seen the photos I personally shot of Barack Obama on the campaign trail, visit

Please enjoy this wonderful song (originally performed by Sam Cooke) recently remade by Seal

Here's a bonus... enjoy!

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Vote However You Like Kids

Vote However You Like Kids

I saw these children on CNN this week.  It's a new take on the popular song by T.I.

Check it out! 


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bravo Gen. Colin Powell!

Bravo Gen. Colin Powell!  

I'm not feeling celebratory because Gen. Powell endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for President of these UNITED states-- although I'm thrilled about it-- I'm actually delighted and thrilled that he spoke out, up and sensibly when he addressed a real issue that this country faces:  A sweeping detest of Muslims.

We really need to move beyond this hatred.  I'm so glad Powell commented on how members of the Republican party have been -wrongfully- permitted to suggest that there is something WRONG with being Muslim in this country.  Enough already!  Muslim and Terrorist are not synonymous.  Muslims by their faith are required to be peaceful, caring citizens of the world.
The actions and beliefs of some do not represent all.

Powell reflected upon a photo he saw in a magazine photo-essay.  Here's what he refered to.

I've been hammering this particular point from the beginning and I'm glad you pointed out that Obama, has crossed lines and has given us a more inclusive reach to what this country and the world should be about and Obama is demonstrating that.... All villages have value!   

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Friday, October 17, 2008

A Friday Music fest

I saw Thicke in Vegas last year with the Beyonce Experience. (B performed insanely nonstop the entire time she was on stage. I was exhausted when B finished. I don't know how she does it. PHewwww. )

I also saw Thicke when he was in Detroit with MJB last month. MJB was stellar as usual. 
The voice, the voice.  

So enjoy... 'Can You Believe'  &  'DreamWorld'  good one for the times we're in, aye?

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama Bucks? You've gotta be kidding!

Obama Bucks?  You've gotta be kidding!

Thanks to an Inland Republican's women's group (October GOP newsletter), we now know more racism and bigotry exists that we may have imagined.    A phony $10 dollar bill (food stamp), shows Presidential Candidate Barack Obama surrounded by fried chicken, ribs, kool-aid and watermelon.
The organization's president, Diane Fedele, who published this stupidity says, she received it in an email from someone else, whose identity she will not disclose. She goes on to say to some degree that this depiction is in response to Obama's comment made during the summer that he, as an African-American "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."  Fedele says, this is "strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of his statement" As for the items surrounding Obama's face on the dollar, Fedele says "I didn't see it the way it's being taken. I never connected. "It was just food to me.  It didn't mean anything else"

Has she heard the expression.....  Liar, liar.  Pants on fire! 
She's showing her true colors indeed.

Okay and if all this isn't enough.  Here's what she said regarding the food stamp depiction.
"Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills.  If elected, what bill would he be on????  Food Stamps, what else!"

Okay this lady is off her rocker! I don't know what's the worst offense in this depiction.  The stereotypical foods, the food stamps or Obama's face on a donkey's body.  It's insane and anyone who thinks it's funny is pitiful.

When will the madness stop?

I dunno.  It seems to be catching steam.  Earlier in the week, the Sacramento Bee posted an image (they say they got from the Sacramento County GOP website) which showed Obama in a turban next to Osama bin Ladin.  The caption: "The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B. S."  Including recommendations to "water board" Obama, What's this you ask.
Oh just a little TORTURE TECHNIQUE members of the GOP obviously would like to see happen to Barack.

What will happen to the offenders?    If this sort of rhetoric was thrown around about anyone else, it would be a REAL issue.  In this case, sad to see it's dealt with by saying "it's damaging"
To who?  To what, the GOP?!!  

I'm curious to know what will be done to folks who issue threats of torturing Barack Obama if he is the President of the United States.  UNITED states I said.    I think such threats against the President of the U.S. is punishable by law, isn't it?  

to learn GOP member reaction, including African-American members....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What some people REALLY think about biracial people:

What some people REALLY think about biracial people

Uncertainty About Racial Identity: Who says race isn't an issue?

This is why I do what I do.  People, and yes, even some biracial people I've talked to, like to pretend race and being mixed-race is not an issue in this country "any longer."  I know better. And the NY Times published a piece that confirms biracial people are still not accepted and biracials are still considered an enigma.   

Read this, from the NY Times today, as evidence that the race issue is not going to fix itself.  The year we're in is not going to fix it.  I don't know what will, but I'm working myself ragged trying to make a difference on this race thang!

Inside the NY Times article you'll find these expressions:  
"Don't create other breeds." 
"You should be proud of what you are and not intermarry." 
One man who said "I've always been against the blacks" had to admit now that now that he has three biracial children, he "found out they (biracial people) were human beings, too."

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thicke Mixed Experience: "Something Else"

Thicke Mixed Experience: 
"Something Else"  
  Robin Thicke

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love, love, love his music.  I must say I was shocked to find out that all that soulful sound was coming out of the son of Alan Thicke -the dad on hit sitcom Growing  Pains? Yup, that's right.  Then I learned that both Robin's dad and mom were musically inclined.  Another reminder that music, just like other things in life, knows no color, gender or ethnic background, the blessing of gift are sprinkled around the earth to who the creator wills.  And it was willed that Robin have the gift of "soulful" sound.

Absolutely, I think this guy is brilliant. His music is-- in my opinion-- among the greats of the greatest.  You already know what I mean if you've heard his music and you really know what I mean if you've see him on tour. If not, You'll see what I mean when you hear his music- I'll post a lil' treat here.  He has written & produced music for Michael Jackson, Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Usher.  If you were under a rock in 2006-2007 and you missed hearing this jam.  Let me help you out with this video. 

Oh, don't sleep, his new album SOMETHING ELSE drops this month!   
This guy is the real real fareal deal. 

He married his high school sweet heart,  a racially mixed (black) woman -- 
The Stunning Paula Patton, an actress seen in movies with Denzel and Kevin Costner. 

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Selling Bigotry under political pretense

Selling Bigotry under political pretense, calling it satire.

These two guys are just distasteful any way you look at it. And Lou Dobbs endorsed the product!!  I guess that doesn't surprise me. This is a serious product laced with bigotry! 

I really have no words beyond than to say...this is just another sad but true demonstration of the negative hateful energy that is thrust about.  Do people really harbor so much negativity and hate within?   If you read this post today, please do your part to tip the weight of energy towards positive today.  Do a small (or large) act of kindness in an effort to spread some positive energy around the world.  I just can't understand why people are so quick to go negative!!!!!  I guess it takes more integrity and more overall energy to go or stay positive.

Fight the good fight! Stay Positive, it benefits us all!

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Friday, September 12, 2008

American Prayer

American Prayer

This YouTube video was brought to my attention today.  Check it out.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remember and Forget

Remember and Forget

Remembering the tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001.

I was in DC the day it happened. I saw the mangled Pentagon from the highway.  I once worked at NASA TV and wondered how many of the people I had worked with had been affected?  Were their family and friends okay?

It's a memory that one, at times wants to forget.  Some things in life are so tough that it's difficult to remember. But we should remember, right?  Is it okay to forget? Somethings in life, when discussed bring about such sad feelings.  Some things in life, when merely thought about, can bring about negative energy.  Blame. Shame. Hate. Love. Forgive.   Be informed.  Some acts have nothing to do with religion.

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

God Bless......


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Two Living Legends... In Two Days


Barack Obama: Up Close
You might recall my previous post Much Ado About Nothing about my daughter's hopes to meet Barack Obama. Well, late last week, I received correspondence about a Town Hall meeting with Barack Obama to be hosted right in my neighborhood on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.  My daughter is only three years of age, but she said she wanted to see Barack Obama (she's actually been asking to do so for about a year) and she paid her way by standing on line with me and her six-year-old friend and her mom, for about three hours on Saturday morning to get tickets to the Monday event. Okay, you'd think after having tickets in hand we'd be relaxed and plan to arrive at the event say thirty-minutes before event start time.  NoooO way!  The event was scheduled to start at 6:30pm and we were planning to arrive no later than 3:00!  Keeping on schedule is no small task when navigating the day with small children in tow or in front, depending upon the day. So following a few hiccups and a small (vehicle) snafu we made it before 3:30.  A BIG thanks to my Dad for holding our place in line.  Nonetheless, it was another long day of hurry up and wait... And boy was it worth the wait. My daughter had a dream come true on Monday, she got to see Barack Obama, live and in person.  My love for photography could not have come in more handy than on Monday. I captured some great photos of Barack Obama and of some folks in attendance! You can check out the gallery on the Mixed Roots website!!!  

Another Legend:
While standing on line Saturday morning, to get our Obama Town Hall Meeting tickets, my friend received a phone call. It was an invitation to join Congressman John Conyers for a "Kids for Obama" rally on Sunday.  While I've met Congressman previously, this event was significant for my family, because when my mother was just a teen-aged girl in the sixties she campaigned for John Conyers aboard a van, with a bull-horn in hand shouting
 into the streets... "Conyers for Congress...  Support John Conyers for Congress" Now, all these years later, her grand-daughter supports the Congressman's rally for Barack Obama, and she meets them both in the same weekend to boot!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Barre in this political dance raises again

The Barre in this political dance raises again

"Lipstick."  That's the difference between a pitbull and a self-professed "hockey mom" says Sarah Palin in her RNC speech.  Okay. I kinda like this momchick.  She might make sipping the Kool-aid seem okay.  But let me be clear, I only bleed red, my politics are Blue- just like my university... GOooooo Bluuuue!

Seriously speaking, I don't get caught up in political labels- I've had enough of labels and separation in my lifetime.  I just happen to feel aligned with Blue more often.  

My reaction to the "Big Night".... She historically changed the face of the Republican party forever! Whoda thunk it.  I didn't like her hits on Barack.  She mocked him and his campaign quite a bit, but I know that's the climate and par for the course and I guess it's even her job in this phase of the campaign. 

I think much of America fell in love with a lady named Sarah tonight.  She presented herself and her family as very normal, everyday folks.  I actually think she is too.  One thing tugs away at me though.  What if that pregnant teen girl had been Chelsea Clinton?  Would the republicans extend this exact same forgiving and loving kindness towards her and her parents and especially to Hilary?  Or would they say, Look Hilary can't even manage motherhood and keep her (only) child out of "trouble", how's she gonna manage the affairs of national government?  The heroism in this could be viewed as a self-righteous double standard- I'm just saying.... 

I was stunned by some of the immediate comments following Palin's speech.  Suddenly delivering a great speech in the face of her turmoil filled week ( clearly a reference to the announcement of her pregnant under-age seventeen-year-old daughter) makes her a LEADER that the Republican party can be proud of.    Skkkkuurrrt!!   Rewind. Come again.  Delivering a great speech makes her a LEADER that the Republican party can be proud of.   I get it. I understand it, because that's just the type of chick I am. I'm understanding and I try to be open. So yeah I can see how they can equate ONE speech to her being a potential good leader.  I had that same feeling on July 27, 2004.   But what's up with the sudden change of [republican] heart?   Haven't many in the party made statements referring to Sen. Barack Obama... a good speaker yes, but a leader that does not make him.  Is he ready to lead? That's been the badge and shield- and the battle cry the entire campaign (of those who oppose him.) Well, the barre is raised again on Barack.

So with that said... in the words of John McCain  "My Friends"....  I seriously think Barack Obama is better suited as a WORLD LEADER.  United Nations maybe?


Friday, August 29, 2008

On the heels of visions of Victory: Gutsy or Gimmick, Responsible or Reckless??

On the Heels of visions of Victory: Gusty or Gimmick? Responsible or Reckless? 

Senator Barack Obama hit it out of the football stadium last night. (I'll forever call it Mile High... Denver has been my team since the early 90's!)  This DNC is being talked
 about and referred to as one of the BEST in history.  

He did his job, gracefully and humbly accepted the nomination and 
fired up his team and now they're ready to go.  

Gutsy or Gimmick?  Responsible or Reckless?
Sarah Louise Heath Palin.  What in the world?  Is this risky or what? What if this ticket wins and she for any reason has to be the President.  She's younger than Obama, has less --broad-span Washington-- experience than Obama. It's rumored she has no international experience at all- NONE.  I don't think she'll be able to debate Sen. Biden.  I don't doubt she is accomplished in her own right and has perhaps even proved a good public servant in her two-years as Governor of Alaska.  Even with her self expressed (13 years) experience, she certainly can't compare to HIlary's accomplishments (which seems like what they're attempting to do with their references to Hilary and the 18 million cracks in the glass) so how can her presence pull the women's vote?  So what is she doing on the ticket?  

She's served as mayor, to a town of 9,000!  Okay, lets talk about executive(ship)  She's a Governor. True. But to a state, that has is less populated, than are some CITIES in my home state of Michigan. It's our nation's third least populated state. I would hope that our nation's VP would have had some "real" conflict resolution, budget experience and so forth. What is going on in Alaska, that has prepared her for this nomination or the job?  Not long ago, in 2002 Alaska just reached a popluation just over 600,000 and currently boasts a population of just around 750,000- and that's among the most generous estimates. The city of Chicago is populated by just shy of 3 MILLION, and Chicagoland (nearby cities & suburbs) has a population of 9.5 MILLION.  Shall we explore the entire STATE OF ILLINOIS? Nay, I think the picture and point is clear.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around this announcement today.  I think this is an unfair position to put Palin in. You can't throw an egar woman on the ticket as your running-mate and think she's gonna soak up the Hilary Rodman Clinton supporters.  Ain't gonna happen!   Palin is PRO-LIFE, so she'll pull in those women, but I'd debate that the majority of Clinton supporters are PRO-CHOICE- Palin is conservative.  I really believe the McCain campaign pulled this "stunt" with a determined goal to secure the female votes they believe are lingering in the "I don't know, I'm still not sure" balance.  Well if this selection to WIN at any cost, doesn't sober up the Clinton supporters who have been stuck on the fence coming out of the primary, I don't know what will.  All I can say is: "DON'T DRINK THE KOOL-AID!!"  I heard McCain only met her one time.

It clearly seems like this is a hail-mary attempt to pull women voters. THEORY: What if the Republican party thinks  McCain's chance to defeat Obama is slim or will be so tough, that this move is the seemingly only option.  It's bold, it's a campaign driven move and it's less about the people, or serving the people of the country and more about the WIN.   Could it be a plan for the future elections to come- post President Barack Obama.  They realize Obama has changed the face of how campaigns are run and they know as a party, they've not
had a woman nominee before, so they're prepping for the future.  Yet, all the while, hopeful that this bizarre move could pull off an upset. If this republican tactic works, it will truly be one of the most gutsy moves and biggest payoff we'll see in a long, long time. But honestly, does McCain or the Republican party think women are like sheep?  We don't just herd behind one another, sorry.  We have brains, and they work, and well. We can be discerning and believe me we will be!  This is a big big decision and it's not simply about the advancement of women, it's much much more than that.

I like what one woman said in response to this selection."What does McCain think women are like... Legos?  That you can take one woman out and put another one in?"   Okay, right about now... I'd love to see Hilary and her in a debate.  Whoa!    But I guess we'll get to see how it pans out with Joe Biden and Sarah Palin-  Interesting.  

Speaking of interesting.  A note on political FASHION....Did anyone else find her choice in a suit color
interesting?   I've not noticed a female in politics wear a Black suit.   Hues of red maybe. Blue, Orange, Yellow, Green and even Pink, but not Black or a Blue so deep that it looks Black- interesting.  

My curiosity won't let me rest on this question.... What gave the nod to Sarah Palin and not Governor M. Jodi Rell(R) of Connecticut.  Or he could have really shaken things up by selecting Linda Lingle-the first female and first Jewish governor of Hawaii.

Happy Birthday Senator McCain. 72 years old! 

© 2008 T. Fatimah Williams -MixedRoots


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