"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Friday, January 23, 2009
Much Good News On the PUMA Front Today!
RIVERDAUGHTER COVERS IT
""Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to be appointed to fill Hillary Clinton’s seat in an announcement this afternoon by Governor Paterson. Gillibrand is a centrist Democrat from a conservative district in upstate New York. She’s a two term congresswoman with a reputation for being bold and forceful. With this appointment, Paterson is hoping to secure the vast wilderness of NY that is not Manhattan.""
Wow, a CENTRIST Democrat. Imagine THAT! Way to go NY PUMAs! You kept the heat on and it paid off!!
""In other news, the Senate passed the Lily Ledbetter act. The bill passed by 61-36."" Good news for us working gals!
And from THIS POST ""Hillary got an enthusiastic welcome from more than 1000 State department employees at Foggy Bottom this morning and gave a short speech. You can find the entire text of the speech at her new State Department website. The speech was noticeably short on the hopey-changey shtick, to the relief of many. Instead, she talked about the three legs of US Foreign Policy: Defense, Diplomacy and Development. State is in charge of the last two.""
What a blessing that we have Hillary as our lead diplomat. She knows what she is doing (unlike Barack Obama) and she is short of gaffs. (Unlike Joe Biden.)
Sorry to have been so remiss in covering these gems! We have out of town guests this week... and I can barely keep up with my blog reading, let alone writing.
Big shout out to Riverdaughter, at THE CONFLUENCE for keeping me apprised!