I am heartily sick of hearing about Nancy Pelosi's selection as Speaker of the House of Representatives. It is not a good day for this country when a shrill, ultra-partisan, narrow-minded ideologue holds power, regardless of that individual's gender. She, and her party, will lead us down the path of higher taxation, amnesty for illegal aliens, increased giveaways to "protected classes" and a position in the world that will be worse than the one George Bush has put us in, if that's possible.
I do not now see -- and never have seen -- Pelosi as anything but a vicious crank, a bitter maniac with a destructive agenda. If people judge her by her gender, they are doing a disservice to the millions of women in this nation who are far more qualified than she to hold power.
In fact, there is no one whose behavior will do more to reinforce the Neanderthal notions of the keep-women-at-home crowd than Pelosi. Unless it's Hillary Clinton.
The sad part of the story is this: America should have had a woman as Speaker of the House 40 years ago, when Barbara Jordan was a Representative from Texas.
For that matter, America should have had a woman president 35 years ago, when Shirley Chisholm was a candidate. I was one of many who voted for her in the primary election....
Instead, we get polarizing, self-righteous women like Pelosi, Clinton and Barbara Boxer.
They are no better as role models for their gender than George Bush, Randy "Duke" Cunningham, Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry are for theirs.
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