There was a brouhaha a couple of days ago over on Postman's blog due to an email exchange between Postman's fill-in, Jim Brunner, and Darcy Burner. Brunner made a big deal of Darcy's talking about the difficulty that female Democratic candidate faced in this race in trying to ride the blue wave. He titled his post, "A Glass Ceiling for Darcy?"and laughed about the absurdity of that idea in this state where women are so prominent in politics.
A bunch of Republican-types piled on in the comment section, no doubt glad to have somewhere they could crow in a week where they were otherwise badly cut off at the knees.
In Darcy's race, she was up against an icon of a fighter, the sheriff. Reichert played that to the hilt. In fact, he never talked about any subject without bringing the discussion around to his time on the beat or his time as sheriff. Never. Darcy was a much more nuanced candidate with well thought out ideas, who came very close but couldn't manage to get enough voters to look past that sheriff image. It's a shame but I think it's correct.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
"Women, War and Darcy"