Dear Los Angeles Times:
It seems that you have come up with a real “scoop” judging from yesterday’s headline:
Apparently, this is BIG NEWS to you. I have one word for you since your “vision” appears to be impaired.
I assume this is language that you will understand. What you fail to comprehend is that women vote for the issues that are important to them. Those of us who voted for Hillary Clinton can mourn the loss of her candidacy and move on. We will now embrace Barack Obama, because he supports and stands for the issues that we believe in. We will not vote for John McCain out of spite or leave a bloody, dead rabbit boiling in Barack Obama’s kitchen. No, in this particular article you did not compare women voters to the Glenn Close character in the movie “Fatal Attraction,” but that is surely the underlying message. How about if we leave fiction writing to the professionals?
“And Obama has taken a wide lead among female voters, belying months of political chatter and polls of primary voters suggesting that disappointment over Clinton’s defeat might block the Illinois senator from enjoying his party’s historic edge among women.”
Perhaps you should stop relying on “political chatter.” Let’s just look up the definition of chatter, shall we?
v. chat·tered, chat·ter·ing, chat·ters
1. To talk rapidly, incessantly, and on trivial subjects; jabber.
2. To utter a rapid series of short, inarticulate, speechlike sounds: birds chattering in the trees.
3. To click quickly and repeatedly: Our teeth chattered from the cold.
4. To vibrate or rattle while in operation: A power drill will chatter if the bit is loose.
To utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way: chattered a long reply.
1. Idle, trivial talk.
2. Communication, such as e-mail and cell phone calls, between people involved in terrorism and espionage as monitored by a government agency.
Oh, and LOOK! at #2 under the noun definition. It appears that chatter could be between people involved in terrorism and espionage as monitored by a government agency. Wow! There’s your scoop! Have at it.
A Keyboard Wielding Democratic Woman Voter