"Not the white man's bitch" meets "The Daily Show"
Since Wisconsin won't let Ieshuh Griffin put her campaign slogan, "NOT the white man's bitch," on the ballot in her run for a seat in the state Assembly, she's looking for other megaphones.
Last night, John Oliver gave her one on "The Daily Show."
"My statement of principle is, 'Not the white man's bitch,'" she tells Oliver.
"Let me just check. I asked you for your statement of principle, didn't I?" Oliver deadpans. "I didn't say, 'Suggest a possible title for the next Li'l Kim' album."
Audience laughter aside, Griffin says she's serious about doing a better job representing Milwaukee's 10th District than her Democratic opponent, Stephanie Findley. And Findley's not amused.
"I specialize in results."
But that's only four words, Oliver says. Add one more: "I specialize in results, bitch."
Findley wasn't laughing.
Griffin, meanwhile, is looking for some results from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where she's appealed a lower court's decision to keep the slogan off the ballot.
That judge "has a judicial disability because he refused to apply the law."
Don't mess with Griffin, and watch this video:
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