Thoughts of a Chicana Feminist

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Email from Hillary Clinton

I walked around with a "Hillary in '96" button on my backpack when I was a student at UC Davis. I mostly liked it because people would notice it and want to talk about it. I thought it was a nice pipe dream.

So here we are over a decade later and I am loving that I get emails from Hillary, Bill and their Democratic buddies. For example, in my inbox today I see,

"Dear Erica,

Today I went back to college, and I remembered what inspired me to change the world.

For me it was Vietnam and the fight for civil rights. Today's younger generation faces a new set of challenges: a mismanaged war in Iraq, a growing national debt, a war on science, global warming -- and I see that same desire for change that I saw back when I was in school...."

etcetera and so forth.

I stopped reading at "a war on science".

Geez, do we really need to claim there is a war on or against science? I understand fear is often a motivating factor for many people, but not me. It turns more me out. I might have to go back and re-consider Obama as my candidate for the primary.