Board: Candidate Can't Use 'NOT Whiteman's Bitch' Slogan

By ILikeMyDogMoreThnU,  Newser User

Posted Jul 21, 2010 10:18 PM CDT | Promoted on Newser Jul 22, 2010 1:16 PM CDT

(User Submitted) – Wisconsin lets indie candidates tack a five-word slogan next to their name on the ballot—except if one wants to run as "NOT the Whiteman's Bitch," reports WKOW-TV. State Assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin says her slogan is "a term the constituents identify with," but the state's election board rejected it as defamatory today.

Though not everyone disagreed: "She says a lot in five words," says one of the three board members who sided with her. Griffin argues that the phrase is protected by free speech and plans to sue. She's asking that the election be delayed until the outcome is known. "It's not about a person," she says. "It's the entity. The power structure. Every dollar bill shows a specific race."


  (AP)
Ieshuh Griffin, candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, after an election board said she can't describe herself on the ballot as "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch.'"   (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
Ieshuh Griffin, an independent candidate for the Wisconsin state Assembly, holds up her nomination papers Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis.   (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
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