Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Batwoman Announces DC Mayoral Campaign

In the wake of Barack Obama's historic election as the first African-American U.S. president, it was inevitable. DC Comics' first out, proud, lesbian, Jewish super hero, Batwoman announced her candidacy for mayor of the District of Columbia on Monday.


"Today, I Batwoman, proudly announce my candidacy for mayor of Washington, DC. I do so because I believe that we are in a monumental period in the history of our nation's capital that requires a different kind of leadership. We need a real hero for real equality.

My father, my personal hero, instilled in me a commitment to community, family and service. Because of this and my love of DC, I am committed to making our city the most livable city on earth.

I have spent a majority of my adult fighting against corruption and crime as a superhero. I now look to continue my service to the people of DC by working to reduce violent crime, ensure that all residents are able to see a doctor when ill and that every person is able to marry the person they love."

For Batwoman's complete backstory (or should that be "bat-story"?) go to

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