Tuesday, March 11, 2008

what's more surprising?

In New York, our rambunctious western neighbor, the Governor has all-but-acknowledged being a client of a high class prostitution service (story here). His resignation is likely. The lieutenant governor would become governor.

In this speculation, nearly every article mentions that Lt. Gov. David Paterson would become the first black governor of New York. They seem to gloss over the fact that the Lt. Gov. would be the first blind governor anywhere! Is our society so race-conscious that having a black governor is more remarkable than having a blind governor?

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