Monday, March 10, 2008

I am soooo disappointed in you!

Eliot Spitzer, current governor and former AG of NY, is best known for his relentless pursuit of shady activities and those who carry those activities out. Now he's being linked to a major "high-end" prostitution ring. This is so disheartening, as he seemed to be one of those politicians who really might have been a "boy scout." How embarrassing, not least of all for his wife.
Also of interest: Yesterday the NYT ran a column that (in my opinion, accurately) commented on some Americans' prejudice when it comes to Barack Obama as a potential president. The column voiced the thoughts that have been swirling in my head for the past few month, which basically can be summed up as this: Are Americans more or less willing to accept a black as president than a woman? Why or why not? Why does race/gender even matter at this point in time? Moreover, why does religion play a part? We all have certain prejudices, it's true, but to what extent should we act on those prejudices? For an interesting and thought-provoking read, click here.

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