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800px-NaderspeakWinsted, Connecticut (The Adobo Chronicles) – Ralph Nader is a five-time candidate for president of the United States.  In 1992, he was a write-in candidate in the New Hampshire Democratic primary.  In 1996 and 2000, he was the nominee for the Green Party.  In 2004 and 2008, he ran as an independent candidate.

Now, Nader, 80, is ready to be the standard bearer for the Tea Party and this is making the Republican Party stalwarts nervous about their chances of securing the presidency in 2016.

That Nader is running again, or that he has embraced the Tea Party, is not the big news.  Rather, it is the fact that the political activist, author, lecturer and attorney is very conflicted about whom he will choose as his vice presidential running mate. He has narrowed down his choices to three — all women: former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Nader said that having a woman as his running mate is crucial, given that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is Hillary Clinton. “We need to ensure that we have the support of women voters,” he said.

Palin, Brewer, Bachmann
Palin, Brewer, Bachmann

Explaining his conflicted mind, Nader added that “all three women are recognized leaders and have the political experience on both the state and national levels. I am very impressed with their bold and intelligent stance on issues important to the voters — from immigration, to health care, to gay rights. They are all model soccer moms. Any of the three would be a darling of the religious and conservative right as well as the sparsely-populated states in the south and midwest.”

“In terms of media appeal, they represent the spectrum of endearing personae.  They are all great public speakers and it’s hard to choose among Palin’s high-pitch tone to Brewer’s baritone voice to Bachmann’s nasal sound.  It all boils down to who is the most telegenic of the three,” Nadal said with a wink in his eye.

Nader is expected to announce his decision by the fall this year. “The early bird catches the worm,” he joked.  It was not clear which of the three women he was referring to when he made the joke.




Brewer, left, and Bachmann
Brewer, left, and Bachmann

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer have been best of friends, sharing the same conservative views and supporting each other’s bid for elective positions and idiotic policies. That is about to change.

Bachmann told reporters today that she has ‘unfriended’ Brewer on her Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages over the governor’s veto of the controversial Arizona bill that would legalize discrimination against the gay population.

Hours before Brewer’s veto announcement, Bachmann went on CNN and told Wolf Blitzer that she supports the right of people with sincere religious beliefs to refuse business services to gay men and women. “This country needs to be tolerant of religious  beliefs,” she told Blitzer. Bachmann is rumored to launch a second attempt to gain the Republication nomination for president in 2016.

Asked by The Adobo Chronicles about her reaction to the unfriending, Brewer said: “Good riddance. Michele’s posts are boring anyway.” She adds: “This makes it an easier decision for me to challenge her for the 2016 presidential nomination. Now that I have become so popular for vetoing the Arizona bill, I think I have a much better chance than Michele to be the GOP nominee. For one I know that I now have 100% support from the Log Cabin Republicans.” (Log Cabin Republicans are a segment of the GOP supporting the rights of lgbt Americans)


imageSan Francisco, California – San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade, the largest such celebration in the world, has just identified its Grand Marshall for 2014. It’s no other than Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

The SF Pride Committee met in an executive session today following Brewer’s announcement that she was vetoing Arizona’s Senate Bill 1062 which would have legalized discrimination against lgbt people on the grounds of religious rights.

Soon after she vetoed the bill, U.S. media outlets – recovering from a slow news day today – flashed the news report on their websites, news alerts and live broadcasts. The social media also burst with posts, even among self-identified gay men and women, praising Brewer for her act of courage.

The Pride Committee said that no other act by an individual merits the honor of being named Grand Marshall . “We might even double the parade attendance by the potential of Arizona residents coming to San Francisco in June to support their well-loved governor,” the committee said.

Upon hearing about the Pride Committee’s decision, the National Coalition of Gay Immigrant Associations ( NCGIA) annouunced that it will boycott the SF Pride Parade this year, citing Brewer’s anti-immigrant record. She signed into law  Arizona’s SB 1070, the most stringent anti-immigrant law in the country.