RUSH: You want to know what our politics has come to, this is Ieshuh Griffin, Wednesday, Madison, Wisconsin, state capitol, a government accountability board hearing, Milwaukee assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin said this about the slogan under which she wants to run her campaign.
GRIFFIN: My statement of principle says ‘Not the White Man’s Bitch.’ I’m stating that in my point of view the average politician is a token, and a bitch is not a person, it’s a female dog that rolls over. The man has been used in music, the white man’s been used Michael Jackson and other artists, what have you. It’s in no way derogatory. I’m trying to effectuate change.
RUSH: She’s trying to effectuate change. That is Ieshuh Griffin. She wants her campaign slogan to be, ‘Not the White Man’s Bitch,’ claiming she’s talking about a female dog. Right. Now, she came close, she came close to getting approval for this. She came close to having this approved as her campaign slogan. These people have a little slogan on the ballot and on the voter registration guides, the information guides that go out. I wonder if she loses running as ‘Not the White Man’s Bitch,’ there is an opening at the US Department of Agriculture.
RUSH: Now, here are some details about Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state assembly who wants to use the phrase ‘Not the White Man’s Bitch.’ When you hear that, what do you think it is? It’s obvious. She’s not talking about a dog. ‘A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can’t use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday. … [T]he state’s Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed. State law allows independent candidates to have five words describing themselves placed after their names on the ballot as long as it’s not pejorative, profane, discriminatory or includes an obscene word or phrase. … ‘It’s a freedom of expression,’ [Ieshuh Griffin] said. ‘It’s not racial. It’s not a slur.”
Now, here’s the thing. ‘She convinced three of the judges that the wording should be allowed, but two said it should not. One judge was absent, and Griffin needed four votes to succeed. Griffin said she intends to seek an injunction in federal court. Board member Thomas Cane, a retired state appeals court judge, said he didn’t find the wording to be ‘particularly offensive.” No. If she said, ‘Hi, I’m Ieshuh Griffin. I’m running for Congress. I’m not the white man’s bitch,’ it’s perfectly fine to Thomas Kean. Nothing ‘particularly offensive’ about that. Fellow board member Thomas Barland, who spent 33 years as a circuit court judge in Eau Claire, agreed. ‘She says a lot in five words,’ he said. ‘It wasn’t pornographic, it wasn’t obscene and I didn’t interpret it as racial.’ Yeah, ‘Not the White Man’s Bitch’ is not racial, not obscene, not pornographic to ‘Thomas Barland, who spent 33 years as a circuit court judge in Eau Claire.’
‘Judge Gordon Myse, the board chairman, cast the third vote in favor of Griffin.’ He said this about the woman who wants as her slogan, ‘Not the White Man’s Bitch’. Judge Gordon Myse said: ”Isn’t she saying, ‘I’m not under the white man’s direction? I’m independent of that.’ Isn’t that what she’s saying?” What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong with that? ‘Roxanne Dunlap, a white woman from Sussex, felt compelled to speak up in the middle of the meeting, saying she was offended by the statement. ‘She said if a white candidate wanted to have the statement ‘not the black man’s b—-‘ put on the ballot, it would be soundly rejected. Griffin said her statement wasn’t directed at any one individual but the government as a whole. The b-word was referring to a female dog that rolls over, she said.’ I’m speechless. This is — this is what our politics has come to.
RUSH: Ieshuh Griffin describes herself as a community activist. This is the woman who wants as her campaign slogan that she’s not going to be a white man’s bitch. She’s a community activist, fashion that. Now, what is it with Milwaukee? You know, we’re big in Milwaukee, we own Milwaukee, but I have to wonder how it’s possible. First of all, you got this woman running for office. But remember there was a board of supervisor up there who did not know that Arizona was a border state with Mexico. Remember that? You have this woman who doesn’t want to be the white man’s b-i-itch and another one up there who says that Mexico does not border Arizona. This Ieshuh Griffin, you know what she ought to be? She ought to set her sights higher. We already have a resume she can follow. She’s a community activist. Okay, so she wins here on the platform of ‘Not the White Man’s Bitch,’ she then should run for the US Senate, serve 143 days, and then run for president as the first female black president and just redo the last two years. The blueprint is there.