Local tea partier worries out loud about Heidi Hall, Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton

“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.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “Local tea partier worries out loud about Heidi Hall, Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton”

  1. Although I believe this country is mature enough for a woman president, I’m not a Hillary fan. I do agree with you and Elaine that these ladies are “being strong and believing in themselves”.

  2. The local right appears to be having females to write letters to the editor. JoAnn Rebane wrote a piece in praise of Norm Sauer’s recent absurd column. And now we have Elaine Meckler chiming in. This must be the “women on the right aren’t just mail order brides who pose naked in men’s magazines like Trump’s wife” campaign to counter the three H’s (Hall, Harris, Hillary).

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