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Minerva's Breakdown

Advice for those on the verge


Dear Minerva:

Hillary Clinton wants to be a champion for everyday Americans, so she is a candidate for president in 2016. I want her to be my Presidential Dominatrix. Is it wrong for someone like me to have erotic, sexually charged fantasies about Hillary Clinton?

—Black and Blue Boy, Red State

Dear Black and Blue:

Fantasies about political figures are normal—what I wouldn't do to get James Carville on a green velvet sofa. The bigger question I have is whether her stunning pantsuits come in leather. I think there is something healthy in finding strong, empowered, mature, successful people appealing and, yes, even sexually attractive, so fantasize away. It seems to be coming from a place of respect and as long as you respect the person in your fantasies, then I think you're OK. If you're reducing someone of her stature to a mere sexual object though, go to your room and think about what you have done. If a strong woman wielding a whip can get people to turn out and exercise their right to vote their beliefs, no matter which party they're for, then maybe that is just what this nation needs in order to tune in and pay attention. No matter your political leanings, a better "Red, White and Blue" is a fantasy we can make a reality.