From The New York Times:
“THE Princess and the Frog” does not open nationwide until December, but the buzz is already breathless: For the first time in Walt Disney animation history, the fairest of them all is black.
Princess Tiana, a hand-drawn throwback to classic Disney characters like Cinderella and Snow White, has a dazzling green gown, a classy upsweep hairdo and a diamond tiara.
(Image from Walt Disney Pictures, larger version at link above)
There are those who are thrilled with the idea, and there are detractors. However, I’m not going to get into all that. Instead, there’s something much more important to discuss. Namely, what will this mean for “an average, every-day white guy” like Senator Lindsey Graham? He seems rather frightened of women, especially women of color.
From 44 at The Washington Post:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he remained concerned about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s 2001 remark that a “wise Latina” might make a better judge than a white male, even after meeting her for more than 30 minutes this afternoon.
“My criticism about her comment and the speech that she gave wasn’t that I think this lady is a racist,” Graham said, later continuing: “There is no evidence of that, but this statement is troubling and I did tell her this, ‘If I said it, it would be over for me. No matter how well-intentioned I was and no matter how much I tried to put it in context, that would be it.’ And you all know that.”
He added, “being an average, every-day white guy … that does not exactly make me feel good hearing a sitting judge say that.”
Don’t go getting the vapors, Lindseypoo! Your friend, nonnie9999, has got you covered! You won’t be just an average every-day white guy! Nope, I’ll make sure you’re an average every-day Snow White guy!
We’re all counting on you to fight the evil queen who has been thrust upon us!
Don’t worry, Lindseypoo, you won’t have to go it alone. Old friends like Joe McLiebercain will be there for you
when it’s politically advantageous .
You can always count on the average every-day white Rethug guys on the Senate Judiciary Committe, and the boss, Mitch McConnell, will be watching over all of you!
(top row: John Cornyn, Jon Kyl, Jeff Sessions, Lindseypoo, Mitch McConnell; middle row: Orrin Hatch, Tom Coburn; bottom: Chuck Grassley)
Just keep on keeping on, Lindseypoo, and one day, your prince will come…
Oh, Lindseypoo, you’ll always be a princess to me!