There were 10 videos produced or enabled by Legal Insurrection included in the competition for Legal Insurrection Video of the Year.
The results of the Reader Poll are in, and the winner was Anne’s attempt to ask Elizabeth Warren a simple question at the Netroots 2012 convention:
“I’m with Legal Insurrection, and I’d love to ask you if you view yourself as a role model to women of color?”
The idea came from Warren’s listing in the 1993 Harvard Woman’s Law Journal as a Woman of Color in Legal Academia.
At the time of the video, Ace noted:
The key is the innocence of it, like you’re really talking to a Woman of Color and just asking her the positive, easy question if she’s a good role model for Women of Color.
Just asking it without snark or sarcasm. Just as if a reporter would ask it, sweetly, of Michelle Obama.
Because Elizabeth Warren can’t answer the question.
My hope for 2013 is to take Ronald Reagan’s quip about the most terrifying words in the English language (“I’m from the government and I’m here to help”) and create a new most terrifying phrase —
“I’m with Legal Insurrection, and I’d love to ask you …”
Update – Thanks to Patricia for this: