That interminable self-promoter Heidi Li is pushing her “51 Percent” organization over at The Confluence again. This reminds me of my favorite Heidi Li post ever, “51 Percent’s press release attracts more notice; beta-testing a logo.” As you may have guessed, that’s the beta-logo. The funnier part was how Heidi flogged all the “press attention” her new
fundraising mechanism organization was receiving, including in such mainstream outlets as The Earth Times, and YubaNet. Of course, all this attention was really just online sites that carry feeds from PRnewswire, where Heidi’s self-written press release went out. That’s some professional PR work there!
Of course, this was all just pretext to announce that 51 percent was accepting donations. In fact, I don’t know if Heidi ever mentions 51 Percent without mentioning that it is accepting donations.
Anyway, here’s your “Stupid PUMA!” Heidi was fuming yesterday over Ms. Magazine crushing on Obama, and she wrote
Because if a feminist looks like President-elect Obama then a feminist looks exactly like somebody who has done nothing, and I do mean nothing, to suggest that he will fight for increased social justice for women.
Hmm. Nothing? Really? You do mean nothing? Didn’t Obama vote for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act back when he was a senator? Yes, yes he did. You know what else is interesting? The motion failed cloture by 4 votes. That’s why it was passed just this week, rather than 8 months ago. You know who didn’t vote for cloture? John McCain.
Hey, I forget, which presidential candidate were the PUMAs supporting?