“Preferential treatment for women? No way!” Elaine Meckler, local tea partier and mom of tea party co-founder Mark Meckler, writes in an “Other Voices” in The Union on Friday (under the masthead listing the new publisher).
After listing women from Coco Chanel to Eleanor Roosevelt, Meckler writes: “These women, just to name a few, prevailed because of who they were. Not because they were women but because they were strong and believed in themselves and what they stood for. Never let gender or race be a contributing factor for getting in or getting ahead in this world.”
Then she concludes: “We have local, state and federal elections coming up. Take the time to learn what these candidates, running for these important offices, stand for. Only then can you vote for the person you deem most honest, trustworthy and qualified.”
Of course, what Meckler is trying to say is that the progressive candidates she opposes — Heidi Hall for Distric 1 Supervisor (local), Kamala Harris for Senator (state) and Hillary Clinton for president (federal) — are all women.
Here’s to Heidi, Kamala and Hillary for “being strong and believing in themselves,” as Elaine Meckler would put it.