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When you have Kinky Friedman, shame on him, lauding Rick Perry’s charms, you must believe with perfect faith that the Politico Arena question of the day can only be answered one way. Read on please and tell me what your answer would have been.
Arena Asks: Doubts about Gov. Rick Perry’s intellect have hounded him since he was first elected as a Texas state legislator nearly three decades ago.While Texas loyalist reject the suggestion, Perry seems to almost welcome the low bar, even cracking on the campaign trail that there were few differences between he and former President George Bush. Does Perry’s attitude threaten to derail his presidential race if he continues to compare himself to Bush?
My Answer: Dumb like a fox…
Posted in Election Watch, No Excuses, Political Strategy, Politico Arena, Politics, Power
Tagged Al Gore, George W. Bush, Gloria Feldt, good 'ol boys, Kinky Friedman, political strategy, Politico Arena, presidential race, Rick Perry
Her orange pantsuit might be a Glamour magazine “don’t”, but like every word Hillary spoke last night during her moment at the Democratic National Convention, it was so right, so Hillary.
Her once-ridiculed pantsuit is part of the Hillary brand now, like Barry Goldwater’s thick-rimmed black glasses, Winston Churchill’s smelly cigars, Joe Biden’s train tickets.
Standing sharp against the cobalt blue DNC backdrop in the organgest pantsuit I ever saw, Clinton paid tribute to her “sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits”. It was a moment of feminist humor and a nod to the fact that she was today truly, completely, and finally ceding the Democratic nomination to her former chief rival, Barack Obama.
Posted in Election Watch, Women & Politics
Tagged Barack Obama, Democrats, designated adult, feminism, George W. Bush, hillary, Hillary Clinton convention speech, Marie Cocco, media, national conversation on race and sex, no way mccain, party unity, president's agenda, presidential politivcs in Democratic National Committee, women in politics
Like Kristen said in her post at Girl With Pen, “Now That The Dust Has Settled (Sort Of)”, Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president is still fascinating to ponder. I was recently asked to write an article on the topic for the ILF Digest, the journal of a think tank I’ve been a fellow of (I find this terminology amusing, but have never come up with an acceptable alternative—can you?) for some years. It won’t be published for a few weeks but I’d like to share an excerpt here because takes up where Kristen’s questions were leading:
Despite many problems with sexism in the culture and media that made themselves self-evident during Hillary Clinton’s campaign, there are even more reasons to be optimistic that Clinton’s presidential run will be a net plus in motivating women to enter politics. I predict a sea change in women’s participation in politics up and down the ticket and in non-elective political roles as well, for these reasons:
Posted in Women & Politics
Tagged abortion, administrative regulations, Barack Obama, birth control pills, Chris Matthews, contraception, DHHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, family planning, feminism, gender bias, George W. Bush, Gloria Feldt, health care providers, ideology, Katie Couric, leadership, political pundits, politics, president's agenda, presidential elections, pro-choice, Reproductive Rights, rock 'n' roll, sexism in media, sexism speech, women, women in politics