Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Once again, atheists win oppression poker!

Crooks and Liars:
Asked if they'd be willing to vote for a "generally well-qualified" candidate with the followign characterisitics, here's how the tally went in the Feb. 9- 11 poll.

Black 94%
Jewish 92%
A woman 88%
Hispanic 87%
Mormon 72%
Married for third time 67%
72 years of age 57%
A homosexual 55%
An atheist 45%
(Emphasis & link added.) Woohoo! What a wonderful run-down of American prejudice. Note that the traits that the Republican front-runners have are towards the bottom of the list (Mormon, 3rd marriage, 72 years). Of course, it's early, so these polls don't reflect set-in-stone opinions.

Just for the record, I don't think any of these traits would stop me from voting for a candidate I otherwise liked. However, someone who has been married three times (barring exceptional extenuating circumstances) definitely does not get to go on about "family values" without getting a big thwack from the hypocricy stick.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

Anyone who thinks feminism is no longer necessary should note that more than 1 in 10 people would NOT vote for a qualified woman...depressing. The other reasons people wpould not vote for a candidate are equally disturbing. What is up with people? These things have nothing to do with running a country!

8:45 PM, February 21, 2007  
Anonymous Mad Latinist said...

Sarah, please. A "generally qualified" woman could not ever be president. I mean, she might get bad PMS, and do something stupid. You know, like declare war on the wrong country under false pretences, totally mismanage the whole thing until there was no way to win, and then insist on continuing the whole thing out of some sort of womanly personal vendetta.

A woman president. HA! America knows better.

8:11 AM, February 22, 2007  
Anonymous Sarah said...

You do have a point there, Mad Latinist. : )

8:17 PM, February 22, 2007  
Anonymous Mad Latinist said...

What the... not only do I have a point, but apparently Bill Maher reads Internal Monologue (or at least the comments)!

6:05 AM, March 01, 2007  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

I suspect Bill Maher read this poll somewhere else. A lot of blogs have been citing it.

6:47 AM, March 01, 2007  
Anonymous Mad Latinist said...

It's not that he mentioned the poll, it's that he made the same joke I did. See here.

Clearly since my comic genius is unparalleled, he must have gotten it from here.

11:13 PM, March 01, 2007  

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