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11 September 2018 @ 07:18 am
Politicians eat it  
It says here that Cynthia Nixon’s bagel order was “horrifying.” (She ordered lox on a cinnamon raisin bagel.) What horrifies me is the possibility that the candidate I’m going to vote for might lose because of bagel incorrectness.

Of course it seems likely that this sort of thing amuses pundits but has never once decided an election. There seems to be one of them every year. (Gore Kerry got caught putting incorrect cheese on his cheesesteak, so Bush lied and said he hadn’t done the same, but that’s not why he won. I would vote for a candidate with good ideas even if she put mayo on a cheesesteak.)

The whole thing is symbolic. (Symbolic of junk, as Mel Brooks would say.) I the politician love you people so much that I will choke down whatever alleged food you love. As long as the people who think “That’s just your education talking” is a reasonable argument get one vote each (and I see no better alternative), we have to be able to get down on all fours and look at things from the voter’s point of view.

Reminder: I am not a reactionary; I am a condescending liberal elitist. Just because people think that being a successful businessperson is a qualification for the presidency, and that Trump was one, doesn’t mean they should face financial ruin if they dare to get sick.
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Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on September 11th, 2018 03:22 pm (UTC)
I have an even less valid reason for reluctance to vote for Cynthia Nixon (were I resident in NY) than her bagel choice.

And that is my distaste at the idea of voting for a candidate named Nixon. Revulsion at that name is baked deep into my being. I know it's completely unfair. But ... Nixon?

I see where Bernie Sanders has endorsed all the other progressive candidates, but not this one. Nothing do with her name, though. An article on the subject said he doesn't want to get on Cuomo's bad side.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on September 12th, 2018 04:25 am (UTC)
"Symbolic of junk" sounds about right. People who find that bagel order horrifying must have an astoundingly low bar for horror.

I can't conceive of a Universe in which it would occur to me to care, or even notice, what some politician puts on their cheesesteaks. I realize that some people do inhabit such a Universe, but I don't grok it.

"That's just your education talking."
"And that's just your lack of one talking."