The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"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
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Sarah Palin's Winning Pick (I'm waiting for the apologies, sisters...)
I woke up to the news this morning, that Sarah Palin may have actually named, to the Alaska high court a .... ***get this..... better sit down now*** ....pro-choice judge!
And she is a woman to boot!
Here's the blurb I'd been waiting for:
"Yesterday, Gov Palin picked Anchorage Superior Court Judge Morgan Christen to become only the second female Supreme Court Judge in the history of the State of Alaska. But Judge Christen isn’t just any woman. She is a pro-choice and was even on the board of Planned Parenthood in the 1990s. The other finalist for the job was a more conservative male."
Now don't get me wrong. I am not pushing pro-choice (or pro-life) judges. I am all for GOOD judges. Qualified ones. You know, the kind that know how to read a constitution, and will uphold the law.
I apologize that it has taken me a while to process this exceedingly good news. It's just that ... gasp.... another female political figure that I have come to know, trust and respect is actually ... really and truly ... qualified to be POTUS!!! Not in a litmus-y testy far right or left sort of way. Not in a pearl sporting, highheel wearing, showhorsey June Cleaver-ish sort of way. Nope. Not at all. Sarah Palin has guts!
Deep inside, I always knew it. But now I have proof.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.