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A few shades

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:30 am
by Stevenloan
A: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision.

B: It would be wonderful to get this power hungry fear monger out of Michigan but bad for the nation as a whole.
She is also a few shades too fair.

- Hi guys! I Googled the meaning of "a few shades too fair" but I found no results. What does this phrase mean in this context?

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan

Re: A few shades

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:02 pm
by BonnieL
Too white.

Re: A few shades

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:25 pm
by Erik_Kowal
There has been much speculation over whether Biden would select a person of colour as his running-mate in order to make his presidential candidacy more attractive to America's ethnic minorities.

Person B thinks this is one reason that Governor Whitmer would not be a suitable pick as the prospective veep: she is white (= fair / fair-skinned), as Bonnie points out.

Re: A few shades

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:36 am
by Stevenloan
BonnieL and Erik : Thank you both so much for your answers. They are useful. Have a good day.

StevenLoan

Re: A few shades

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:12 pm
by Bobinwales

Re: A few shades

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:17 am
by BonnieL
Bobinwales wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:12 pm As expected
And as hoped for - at least in this American family! :D