October 15, 2007, - 2:32 pm
Thank G-d, She Can’t Be Prez: Michigan Guv Calls Voters “Racist,” Continues to Summer in Tax-Paid Mansion
By Debbie Schlussel
When I had my radio show on FM Talk here in Detroit, I used to refer to Michigan’s esteemed Democratic Governor-ette Jennifer Mulhern Granholm as “The Governatrix Gran-ho.” There are a multitude of reasons for that. And it’s not just because she and Arnold Schwarzenegger are the only “Dating Game” contestant Governors.
If you’re not from Michigan (and most of my readers are not), you may still be aware that Michigan’s economy is so bad, we are as bad off as–if not worse than–Katrina-stricken New Orleans. Our economy is past dying. Rigor mortis is about to set in.
So what does the ultimate political prostitute Governatrix do?
* She calls the voters of Michigan–the same ones who re-elected her–”racist”:
In an interview with TV host Tim Skubick of Palestinian Broadcasting System (PBS), she told Skubick that Michigan voters chose the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (that ended state affirmative action in hiring, promotions, and college admissions) are racist:
There is probably a racial element.
That’s interesting, since 58% of Michigan voters (far more than voted for Gran-ho’s re-election on the same ballot) voted for MCRI. You got it–Gran-ho believes that 58% of Michigan voters are racists. Nice.
* She raises taxes (along with very willing Republicans) and continues to summer in a tax-funded mansion along with her friends:
To “solve” a Michigan budget crisis and shutdown, Granholm claimed she was cutting her salary and cutting fat out of the budget. But while working class Joes are paying more in income and sales taxes, she’ll continue to summer–courtesy of the Michigan taxpayers–in her summer Governor’s mansion on Michigan’s Mackinac Island. She refuses to sell the mansion. Nor will she sell the other Michigan-owned mansions on the Island, at which her appointees to the Mackinac Island Commission stay every summer weekend, with a full coterie of tax-funded staff (maids, etc.).
Yup, she’s Michigan’s own Marie Antoinette: Let them eat cake . . . and pay higher taxes, while I and my friends party it up at tax-funded summer mansions. The Republicans haven’t done a thing about this either because they use the mansions, too. They’re just not for you, “the little people.”
* She plays the Chick Card: In the interview with Skubick, she claimed that women would have worked out the Michigan budget crisis faster:
Women are used to picking up other people’s messes, so perhaps it would have been done more quickly.
Really? What woman has cleaned up Gran-ho’s mess? The way she “cleaned up” the mess, that means that women would have raised taxes much more quickly.
Um, no thanks, chickie.
Thank G-d this woman cannot run for President. She was born in Canada.
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