Next weekend, if you're not busy being raptured or at the Pagan Unity Fest or having brunch with my aunt and uncle in celebration of my birthday, you could head on over to the Democrats' Tennessee Values Summit.
Gals, if you're going to go, I recommend you swing by your local sex shop first, and get yourself a realistic looking dildo to carry around with you, because if there's one thing we can see the TNDP values, it's penises.
Men on the program: Mike McWherter, Eddie Yokley, Sean Braisted, David King, Melvin Brewer, Chris Sanders, AC Wharton, Drew Westen, John Geer, Justin Wilkins, Craig Fitzhugh, Kevin Teets, Johnny Shaw, Roy Herron, Lowe Finney, Mike Stewart, Antonio Parkinson, and Joe Pitts.
Women on the program: Brenda Gilmore and Mary Mancini.
Last weekend, I moderated a panel and sat in on some other panels at the Women in Numbers workshop for women interested in running for political office. It was really cool. And the panelists covered a lot of practical stuff I hadn't thought about — how to ask for money, the importance of not canvasing alone and not going alone into people's houses, among other things. It was a great chance to see how many women are interested not merely in politics, but in running for office or running the campaigns of people who are running for office.
Now, WIN is non-partisan, so there were Democrats and Republicans in the room. But the room — a large conference room — was full. And that's one conference room in one city in Tennessee. Even if only half of those women are Democrats, that's 25 women or so who are clearly thinking about taking leadership roles in the Democratic community. We've got a Democratic woman who's the mayor of Clarksville. We have a handful of women in the legislature.
And the TNDP could only find two women to be on the program of the values summit?
That's not good, folks.