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A progressive shame

A progressive shame

by digby

Here's a fine example of the kind of elevated advertising our allegedly feminist LA Mayor candidate Wendy Greuel is sending out against her rival Eric Garcetti:

It's not often you see an allegedly progressive woman evoke the old Madonna-whore archetypes to sell herself as a "good woman." (The highlighting of the word "lip service" is especially clever.) That this flyer is paid for by California Women's Vote -- aka Emily's List -- makes it all the more astonishing.

If I lived in LA, I'd vote for Garcetti. I'd dearly love to see more women in office, but it won't help us much if they perpetuate this sort of garbage.