Monday, November 10, 2003

Who wants to be First Lady? That's the question being asked by after Democratic Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich mused about his desires for a mate. This musing was not a private statement, or something that came out in an interview, but rather an answer to a question at a formal debate.

Was Kucinich just trying to prove that nobody was paying attention to the debates, or was he serious? Either way, here's what he said:

"As a bachelor, I get a chance to fantasize about my first lady. And you know maybe Fox will want to sponsor it as a national contest or something. But in any event I would want definitely want someone who would not just be there by my side, but be a working partner because I think we're in a day in age when partnerships are imperative to making anything happening in the world. And I certainly want a dynamic, out-spoken woman who was fearless in her desire for peace in the world and for universal single-payer health care and a full employment economy. If you are out there call me."

So - If you're a single lady, and geeky wonks are your type, head on over to the Who wants to be First Lady? page at and send in your profile. The winner will be flown out to have dinner with Kucinich (if the candidate agrees).

But why stop there? Is America really ready to trust a local political web site to pick the woman who just might be our next First Lady? Hardly seems democratic to me. I say we need an eight week prime-time television series! Just where is NBC when you really need them?

That would get enough people involved in the voting to make it a legitimate choice, and it would have one of two effects (either one of which would improve our nation). It would either finally interest people in the Democratic primary and learning about the candidates, or, it would finally put an end to shows that attempt to set people up with their mate. Either way, America wins.

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