Elizabeth Edwards: “We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman.”

In other words, even though they can’t ‘make’ Silky Phoney black or a woman, he can still adequately represent their needs, according to implications made by Elizabeth Edwards on press coverage of Obama and Hillary vs. her husband’s press coverage. This is also the strong implication we get when we hear and read from other Democrats talking about how John Edwards supposedly knows more about women’s issues than Hillary or can better represent black people than Barack Obama.

Oddly enough, that’s the same thing that Republicans have been saying to ‘minority’ voters for years. It’s usually black and/or female Democrats who like to claim the Absolute Moral Authority card when it comes to representing their particular ‘minority group.’ In fact, that’s precisely why District 12 in North Carolina was gerrymandered – so black people could supposedly have ‘better representation’ … by another black person (in this case, the disappointing and embarassing Mel Watt).

In any event, I wouldn’t be so sure about the validity of your comment, Mrs. Edwards. Let the Mr. have a few more $400 salon visits, and who knows what we may be seeing out there on the campaign trail …

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