Manning for Senate

Chelsea Manning is running for Senator from Maryland, and I think  that is  absolutely fantastic.  She is somebody who has put  herself on  the line to bring the  truth to the American people, and she is somebody  who has paid a pretty steep price for that.  7 years in prison, and a good chunk of it in solitary confinement..  If anybody in America is anti-government, it is Chelsea Manning.

There is ample precedent for someone going from prison to politics.  Jean Valjean, of course, even though he’s fictional.  Nelson Mandela.  Former Czech president and founding father Vaclav Havel.  Uruguayan president Jose Mujica.  In fact, in South America, it’s not all  that uncommon.

I can’t think of any other examples of transgender people who’ve achieved high office, but the possibility of physically changing  your gender is still a relatively new one in  human history, so first time for everything.

Will she win?  I don’t know.  I imagine progressives will support her massively.  Establishment Democrats might  want to go against her, but they won’t be able to because  it wouldn’t be PC.  Of course, the Republicans will vote for whoever the Republican is, even if they fuck goats.  So, we’ll see.  It’s Maryland.  Always a toss-up.

I’m just glad to see that she’s come through  her ordeal  stronger and  bolder  than  ever before, and  I support  her 100%

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