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Archive for October 21st, 2011

It’s me again.  Mad is off on business travel, and I’m filling in.  I really don’t have time to do both “Feminist Friday” and “Widdershins Lounge”, so I’ll combine the two and ask that we raise a glass to celebrate the emergence of a new hero(ine).

Marie Corfield is the New Jersey teacher who sparred with Governor Chris Christie at a town hall meeting in Raritan.  You may remember this particular golden moment of bluster when Christie advised the elementary school art teacher who had the temerity to ask His Lordship (whose children do not attend public schools) why his administration had crippled public education with budget cuts and layoffs, and lambasted teachers.  Now, granted, some of Christie’s decisions such as asking teachers to contribute 1 1/2% to their benefits package does not seem to be particulaly outlandish.  Other Americans fortunate enough to have fixed benefits contribute  at least that much if not more in many instances.  Marie may have just reached her personal breaking point during that particular sharp exchange, and she has indeed re-evaluated her career goals – she is running for the New Jersey State Assembly.

Corfield says that she received sharply divided emails after the discussion with the Governor.  Some rose to the level of hate mail, others were of the “atta girl!” ilk.  She went on television with the Reverend Al Sharpton.  Then, one day she received a telephone call from Joey Novick: actor, comedian and civil rights activist.  Novick asked her to consider running for office, and she did.

Marie Corfeld is fifty-two years old, and the mother of two teenagers.  Prior to her you-tube skirmish with Chris Christie, running for public office probably wasn’t high on the list.  In fact, since the Governor told her quite haughtily that she does not have to be a teacher, we might infer that Marie is his hand-picked candidate.

I would not hold my breath awaiting the Governor’s endorsement, however.  Marie will run as a Democrat in a Republican-leaning district, so she has her work cut out for her.  From NJ.com:

Corfield doesn’t want to be seen as a one-note candidate. While visiting voters door-to-door, the famous YouTube video only comes up about once a week. Instead, she tells them she wants to create jobs, increase funding for funding public schools and re-institute the tax surcharge on high income households known as the “millionaires tax.”

“I’m not running against Christie. I’m running for great public education. I’m running for the middle-class,” Corfield said. “I’m running for helping to create jobs. I’m running to work together with people down in Trenton.”

And so, Widdershins, when the sun is over the yardarm wherever you might be, raise a glass to Marie and wish her fair winds and following seas.  If I can find any information on how to donate to her campaign, I’ll share it.  You go, girl!

Here’s a recipe for our suggested libation, the New Jersey:

New Jersey

Drink Type: CocktailN

Ingredients

1 oz. Cointreau (more Cointreau drinks)
1 oz. Triple Sec (more Triple Sec drinks)
1 splash(es) Southern Comfort (more Southern Comfort drinks)
4 oz. orange juice

Instructions

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into an ice filled collins glass.  Garnish with an orange slice.

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