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I weep for you, YHB said, I deeply sympathize. Oh, wait, no, I don't.

Another bit of unsolicited advice for politicians, this bit specifically for ambitious young white men of my Party. When you start running for higher office, you may be in the position that some of our current Presidential candidates find themselves in, where the race has several men and one woman. For a variety of reasons, none of them originating with you, this will look bad for you. It’s possible that the woman will unfairly exploit that, but lots of things happen in politics, and that won’t be the worst one. People exploit their edges.

Now, for a variety of reasons, many of them unfair, it won’t look anywhere near as bad if there are two women running for that office against you. Therefore—are you following this? —my advice is to help as many women as possible to get the experience and support needed to make serious runs for higher office. At the City Council level, particularly, in the State Legislature, in the State House, in the Congress, in the Presidency. It’s defense.

And if you haven’t done that, and you do wind up one of several guys running against one woman for nomination, then screw you, Jack. Cry me a river, baby.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,


Word. Anything else looks like big brother complaining that little sister is "bothering" him in the back of the station wagon on the family vacation.

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