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I’m not generally a fan of women’s suffrage, but OMG — LOOK AT HER NAME! It’s Patsy the Mink!

Okay, it’s really Patsy Takemoto Mink, but still. How awesome is that? How come I never heard of her?

She served 12 terms! She made a grab for a presidential nom! She’s a mustelid!

Okay, it looks like she was a dreadful lefty (because of course she was), but I would totally vote for her just on account of that wonderful moniker. I am just that reasoned thoughtful. I know a woman who chose a candidate based on his shoes, so I’m not that far out of the mainstream.

See what I mean about women’s suffrage?

The Smithsonian was blathering on Twitter about the vote, which is where I found this. I’m safe re-posted political posters, right?


Comment from Mitchell
Time: June 21, 2019, 1:39 am

It’s ok Stoaty – from now on I’m voting strictly by hairstyle. Shoes, name, hair…hell, those are as good as any other standards by which we pick politicians and I’ll wager we’d get much the same results.

Vote for The Pompadour in ’24!

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 21, 2019, 2:40 am

Let me guess Hawaiian based pinko.
Good to see they are at least voting consistently.

All this anger with us stealing their Sandwiches! Geeze.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 21, 2019, 2:19 pm

Mink did some good things, but she was definitely a socialist. Her frequent extemporaneous remarks were deliberately not recorded for posterity because she was barking mad.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 21, 2019, 2:25 pm

Stoaty, woman’s suffrage is the fault of white European males, just like everything else, so no fear.

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