Texas Rainmaker
Women in Politics
June 21st, 2006 6:20 am

I’m not a big fan of polls, but I know Democrats live by them… so the latest CNN Poll has got to be making Hillary reach for the prozac.

With the presidential election more than two years away, a CNN poll released Monday suggests that nearly half of Americans would “definitely not vote for” Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

It’s not like it really comes as a surprise. (Of course the poll equally dashes the hopes of John Kerry and Al Gore as well, but that’s another story)

But never fear, Hillary. Just because Geena Davis’ female president show got dumped faster than an Elizabeth Taylor husband, and just because Americans would rather perform root canals on themselves before electing you to return to the White House, your media allies are johnny-on-the-spot with some “news” to help your cause.

It just so happens MSM suddenly thinks there’s a surprising lack of femininity at the top of American politics. What a coincidence.

For all the talk about Hillary Rodham Clinton and Condoleezza Rice battling for the presidency in 2008, the closest a woman has come to the Oval Office is actress Geena Davis, star of the recently canceled TV series “Commander in Chief.”

Yet, in other nations, a female leader isn’t just the stuff of television drama.

Countries as diverse as Britain, Chile, Liberia and Israel have elected women to their highest political office. When it comes to female representation in national parliaments, the U.S. ranks 68th in the world.

As “diverse” of Chile and Liberia?

Ahh, yes, that diverse-women-loving country of Liberia.

But women were subjected to distinctive abuse for reasons linked specifically to their being women. Rebel fighters often raped women and killed men on a systematic basis. Sometimes women were raped first and then killed. In Liberia today, women survivors count their blessings in terms of whether or not they were raped, or ‘disgraced’ (a euphemism that is sometimes used).

The violence included individual and gang rapes, and forced “marriages” to the men who raped them, where women were obliged to cook, clean, wash clothes, and have sex with their captors. Some women also fought in the conflict, which did not preclude their being sex slaves as well. Many, some of them children at the time, now care for the children born of those rapes.

And Chile? With a female president, surely they’re a bastion for women’s rights?

One court in Chile ruled that a female soccer referee couldn’t continue working because her job was too dangerous… Chile, she said, remains the only country in the region that doesn’t permit divorce. Nor does it have statutes prohibiting sexual harassment.

Pregnant woman in Chile are still occasionally expelled from school and college because, as Casas explained, the relevant legislation contains no effective sanctions for violating women’s rights.

She also criticized the Chilean laws that give men the legal right to manage some of women’s property.

But apparently the AP is in campaign-for-Hillary mode so women’s rights and diversity is no longer defined by the average citizen, but whether el presidente doesn’t stand at a urinal.

Just more propaganda from MSM trying to persuade the American public that a woman… or rather, a specific woman should move into 1600 Pennsylvannia soon.

I’m sure if an influx of pro-life, smaller government, lower taxes women announced their candidacy, the MSM would start running the “too many women in politics” stories. You think I’m kidding?

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