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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 | 4 comments