Saturday, November 18, 2006

Women in Politics:Vive la Difference

Good to see that the French have voted for a woman to represent the Socialists in their forthcoming presidential elections, Bush. They've made Segolene Royal look like a bit of a harridan on her "site officiel"--that's French for "official site," Bush--and I wonder why they would have chosen to do that. Still you have to wonder whether things are changing in the world of politics, what with Nancy Pelosi taking on the Speaker's job in the House, a slew of new women in both houses of Congress, and now this news from France!

What's next, Bush? Hillary? No comment from me yet, on that subject. I'm still skeptical about her nose for the political winds. But I will say that I'm looking forward to seeing more women in powerful positions throughout the world. They can't make more of a hash of it than we men have done with our macho posturing and our territorial imperatives; and who knows, they might prove to be a benevolent force for peace and unity. So I say, Bush, to borrow a not-so-felicitous phrase from your own recent past, "Bring 'em on!"


Carly said...

P: videos: I've mentioned Hacking Democracy, One Bright Shining Moment. And now there's my favorite subject on film,


goto: to see a clip

What happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

Carly said...

P: So Tony Blair says Iraq is a disaster. That means the most powerful man in the world is the only one who doesn't know it, admit it, or, it must be those guys aren't sure they can maintain control of the oil. their main objective. Which would mean his own backers will blame Bush for not competently securing the conditions for siezing the oil.
Not all is lost though.. Cheny's buds at Halliburton and the others got mucho, mucho out of it.

PK said...

The women of the world can't do much worse than what a few of the men in power in thier countries have done. When I was very young, and I might add, very ignorant, I wouldn't have trusted my own gender to run anything. I wouldn't even consider a female Dr.. Time has a habit of curing ignorance in one though. There are many women out there today I would vote for, they are strong, have excellent ideas, and are able to stand up to the best of them. With that said, if Hill decides to run, why not? She has done a great job in New York, despite earlier predictions when she first came in. I notice most of the predictions were from men! The men have been trying to rule the world for years, time to move over guys, the job y'all have been doing sucks! No offence to you Peter, you're doing a great job here, and I admire you:). There are some men who are exceptional, but then there are some women that are too, we need to champion them!

Carly said...

This guy is going down fast. I think we're going to see a man get broken. Couldn't happen to a dumber guy.

FOCUS | Embittered Insiders Turn Against Bush
Heading into the final chapter of his presidency, fresh from the sting of a midterm election defeat, Bush finds himself with fewer and fewer friends. Some of the strongest supporters of the war have grown disenchanted, former insiders are registering public dissent and Republicans on Capitol Hill blame him for losing Congress.

FOCUS | Democrats Aim to Repeal Tax Breaks for Big Oil
House Democrats are targeting billions of dollars in oil company tax breaks for quick repeal next year. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an outline of priorities over the first 100 hours of the next Congress in January, promises to begin a move toward greater energy independence "by rolling back the multibillion dollar subsidies for Big Oil."

Awh. they might have to give up their keys to the Treasury.