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Op-Ed: I Support Pete Buttigieg, But Can We All Please Just Call Him Booty?


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Pete Buttigieg seems like a pretty great presidential candidate. He studied at Harvard and Oxford. Nothing compared to Penn, but nothing to be ashamed of. He speaks 8 languages, plays solo piano and guitar, and he’s openly gay. After all of his endeavors, he returned to his hometown to become mayor. What a down-to-earth guy. Supporters and critics alike are saying, “Haha... Booty.”

Pete, you have an edge over the other candidates. But, hear me out, if you just embraced your beautiful, unpronounceable last name by allowing everyone in the United States to mock it, I think your edge would be that much sharper.