Politico gets the Duh award for asking the right question at the wrong time – way to late and in the wrong context

In politics, does race trump gender?

After a whole year of BROS BEFORE HOS hurled at us in every which way in the presidential race – primaries and general, it’s the senate mess that gets the question

How come Roland Burris has had such an easy time getting to the U.S. Senate while Caroline Kennedy has had such a hard time?

Could it be that the race card trumps the gender card in U.S. politics?

First of all, define “hard” and “easy”. In Burris’s case it wasn’t the cries of race so much as Politico says

Once supporters of Roland Burris made his appointment to the Senate all about race, the deal was done, though it took a few days for Senate leaders to wake up to the fact.

Reid , who had opposed all the black candidates resisted Burris as long as he could – and in the end it was the old law that eventually prevailed.

As for Caroline – how hard is she having it? The brat who went against the favorite daughter of our state, who did her best to assure we don’t see a woman in the White House would have some chutzpa claiming sexism.

While I agree with many that a male Kennedy of similar lack of experience and ineptitude would get a better treatment by the media, the princess will start her political career at the top, elbowing more deserving candidates anyway.

So, while this is true

What about gender, however? Supporters of Hillary Clinton observed repeatedly during her presidential campaign that black men in America were legally given the vote before women were. Their point was that women were also an oppressed class and that the gender card was legitimate.

The gender card – legitimate? We’ve fallen that low? I think we need to take it up with LATER

Continues Politico

Sarah Palin recently complained that Caroline Kennedy was getting much easier treatment by the press than Palin had gotten, but in reality Kennedy has gotten a pretty vigorous going-over by reporters.

A better comparison for Palin to make would have been the patty-cake treatment Roland Burris has gotten from the press.

Roland Burris? Try Obama.

C