Monday, July 30, 2012
Mindy Meyer, Pol twitty in pink
Mindy Meyer, the 22-year-old running for state Senate with a pink “Legally Blonde”-inspired Web site, says her greatest influence is the film’s heroine, Elle Woods, who inspired her to go to law school and enter politics.
“She showed me that you can take pink and bring it to the most highfaluted legal institution such as Harvard, so why can’t I bring it to the Senate?” Meyer said.
Umm, because Elle is fictional?
Reese Witherspoon’s character isn’t Meyer’s only idol. Trying to run on the GOP and Conservative party lines to create her own pink district in a blue state, she hailed Rudy Giuliani as her political hero. But she can’t recall his position on any major issue.
Meyer, who scored a political-science degree from Touro College, stopped to think when asked by a political Web site about the state’s chief executive, Andrew Cuomo.
“Honestly, I’m not really familiar with him,” she told Capital New York last week.