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Published:August 7th, 2010 13:19 EST
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Judge Rejects Candidate's Controversial Slogan From Appearing on Ballot

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"A federal judge threw out a case brought by a fringe candidate for the Wisconsin state Assembly who wants to describe herself on the ballot as `NOT the whiteman`s bit**.`

judgeIeshuh Griffin, an independent candidate with a history of incoherent feuds with local officials, first had her slogan nixed by elections officials in July.

She wanted the phrase to appear as her five word `statement of purpose,` which independent candidates in Wisconsin are allowed to put on the ballot to explain who they are to voters." Read more


The judge did not rule on the merit of the case, it was thrown out on a technicality. I hope this case is revisited by a federal judge, Ieshuh Griffin should be able to describe herself as she sees fit on the ballot.

Ieshuh Griffin, who is African American, feels very strongly that she is not the whiteman`s bit**, and she should be allowed to express those sentiments on the ballot. I`m sure that there are more than a few African Americans who would vote for her because she had the courage to describe herself in that fashion.

We need more women who are nobody`s plaything to enter politics. If I lived in Wisconsin I would cast my ballot for Ieshuh Griffin. She`s an improvement over the candidates who are the bit**** of corporate and military interests.

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