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Jan 16, 2006

When Can We Have One of Our Very Own?
I would like to know how it is possible that Liberia, Chile, Nicauragua, Indonesia, even Latvia have all had female presidents before we have even managed to get a female V.P.

And in Chile, a conservative, catholic country, the woman who won, Michelle Bachelet, is in her words, "a woman, a divorcee, a socialist, an agnostic ... all possible sins together." And a former political prisoner under Pinochet, AND a pediatrician. Oh and she speaks six languages...Where are these women in our country? Why do we not see such amazing and bold women in the political arena here? Why can they be accepted for their "flaws" in Chile but not America? Perhaps she is controversial, but she is a powerful, intriguing female figure--something we are sorely lacking in this country.

Just some food for thought.

Here is a nice article on Bachelet (from whence the quote came).
posted by Ty @ 1/16/2006
At 11:46 AM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Rude Cactus said...

That's a good point. Actually when you put us against other countries, including third world nations, we don't look so hot on some things.

At 12:37 PM, January 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont forget to add Pakistan, India and Turkey who all used to have women as the Prime Minister.


At 10:57 AM, January 17, 2006, Anonymous POOMSTR said...

Is the idea of living in Liberia or Indonesia really that appealing? The US is the world's superpower because of the way it does things. PC or not, it's a good idea to stick with what works. I hope that Hillary Clinton manages to win the DNC nomination in '08, though. The GOP has had some major problems lately, so it would help to have a guaranteed landslide victory for a continued GOP White House. ;o)

At 8:16 AM, January 29, 2006, Blogger Melinda said...

I am SO NOT EVEN going to say anything about poomstr's comment.

What I will say, however, is that you've made an EXCELLENT point and I think it's because male politicians are terrified of having women in power. It goes to the whole idea of men in power are hot, but women are ball-busters and bitches.

It freaks men out because if a woman was in power and things turn out better, everyone will wonder why it couldn't have been done earlier.


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