TLWC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks Virginia Primaries, Iowa Caucus, & Janet Jackson on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin


Isn’t it a little slippery to not say hypocritical when some decide that the laws aren’t fair (whine) because they didn’t dot their i’s or cross their t’s?

Of course the law can be unfair.  That’s what courts and legislation are for: codify, and when necessary, rectify the law of the land for the benefit of all Americans.

Then there’s Newt Gingrich who is bent out of shape with Virginia for not being included, along with four other Republican 2012 Presidential nominee hopefuls, in this GOP primary ballot this coming Super Tuesday.

Did anyone here ¡¡¡¡Romneyyyy!!!! bitterly uttered in Seinfeld “Newman!” fashion?

Frontrunner Mitt and Texas Congressman Ron Paul (of Let’s-get-rid-of-government fame.  He’s running for Prez) are the only options for Virginia voters, not because of some conspiracy, but because they followed the rules on the books since the 80s that require 10,000 signatures, at least 400 in each of the 11 congressional districts, by the December deadline.

A little embarrassing that Virginia residents Newt and Callista will have to vote for ¡¡¡¡Romneyyyy!!!! or not vote, no?

I joined Michel, CEO and founder of the Bernard Center on Women, Politics, and Public Policy Michelle Bernard, “snobalicious” Danielle Belton of the politics and pop culture blog The Black Snob, and WUSA 9‘s sports anchor Kristen Berset to chat, not just about Newt’s ballot snafu, but Michele Bachmann dropping out of the race, Janet Jackson as the new Nutrisystem weight loss spokes-diva, and sports concussions.

Click below to hear this “Beauty Shop” segment:

To hear more hot topics on TMM‘s “Beauty Shop” with Viviana, Michel, plus smart and sassy ladies, click here.

When is it OK to bend the “rules”?
 
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