Here’s another interesting Wikileaks email that surfaced: Vice Presidential choices for Hillary Clinton — including eight Black people!
This past March, John podesta emailed a list of running mate options to Clinton “Organized by food group,” Podesta explained. He never provided names to these groupings so I took a crack at labeling:
Boring-Azz White Guys
Safe-Azz Black Guys
Corporatists & Ballin’ Non-Profit Chiefs
For Jokes, But Just in Case …
Ursula Burns, an African descendant, was grouped with the Corporatists, et al. I’m reminded of an interesting Wikileaks-disclosed exchange she had with Clinton in March 2014 — using financial market terms — to figure out if the former was down with marijuana legalization (there’s plenty of money to be made from that kind of intel, you know …):
URSULA BURNS: So long means thumbs up, short means thumbs down; or long means I support, short means I don’t. I’m going to start with — I’m going to give you about ten long-shorts.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Even if you could make money on a short, you can’t answer short.
URSULA BURNS: You can answer short, but you got to be careful about letting anybody else know that. They will bet against you. So legalization of pot?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Short in all senses of the word.
(Laughing) I didn’t take Kasim Reed’s VP chances seriously since he’s still at work gentrifying the entire city of Atlanta(!) Soon, there won’t be a single Black person living north of College Park.
But forget about my opinions — what are YOUR thoughts about the VP list?
song currently stuck in my head: “phnxdwn” – vestige