For all I know – or, for that matter, anyone else knows – Neel Kashkari is a very nice man who genuinely has an idea of what to do with $700 billion of US taxpayer money.
But it’s so much more fun to examine this anonymous commenter’s take:
This person and I have a mutual friend. We were at an event last year. A few of us sat outside that evening, to chat. My Significant Other and I joined him, his wife, and another couple. Oddly, they were at 2 tables, segregated by gender. The women talked weather. The guys talked politics.
What’s so “odd” about that? Hasn’t this person ever been to a desi party? She should be glad the women stuck to the weather instead of exchanging recipes and the men were young enough to stick to politics instead of their ailments.
Kashkari starts dogging Hillary Clinton. He said “I’d never vote for her because I don’t think women should be president.” Verbatim. My SO told me this, and I heard part of it, as I was sitting nearby. The other women were oblivious.
Well, he’s just lucky he lives in the United States then. Indians never voted for Pratibha Patil to be President and yet there she is on Raisina Hill. And of course the other women were oblivious. They were probably too busy dissing Hillary Clinton for acting like a man.
My SO defended women, but Kashkari wouldn’t have it. He insisted women should never be leaders. Kashkari’s own SO said earlier, that although she had a career, “I basically follow Neel around wherever he goes.” Verbatim.
She’s probably making sure he doesn’t cheat on her with some gori mem who wants to be President some day. That’s why she said women shouldn’t be leaders too – it’s a lot more satisfying to follow your husband around and personally make sure he’s where he said he would be at all times.
Kaskhari then said global warming doesnt’ exist. He said wind energy is stupid. And he would look up things on his Blackberry whenever my SO said something, to prove him wrong.
Tsk. He probably meant tilting at windmills is stupid. See, I’ll put it in a sentence: “Women who want to run for President are tilting at windmills.” Makes sense now, doesn’t it? And obviously he checked up on his Blackberry. What the hell else would you check things up on? Books at the library? Hello! Welcome to the 21st century.
Because he didn’t like non GOPs, he later went to our mutual friend and said my SO had talked about being abducted by aliens. Yes, Neel Kashkari said this, in an attempt to attack someone he disagreed with.
Well, yeah. That’s how you win an argument. You basically make shit up about other people. You didn’t know this? The correct response would have been to tell your friend that your SO only said that to make him feel better about getting anally probed aboard the Starship Enterprise.