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Fit to Govern?

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There was so much hostility to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s run for the White House, so many jokes about her fitness to be President.

The despicible Berlusconi joked about Zapatero’s “pink” cabinet.

Sarkozy probably won because of a resistence to having a female President in France.

Now we have yet another seemingly capable and caring politican, John Edwards,  confessing to cheating on his wife.  So, in general, the world thinks that men are better suited to government?  This isn’t meant as a personal attack on John Edwards, I don’t know nearly enough about him to do that, but at least women don’t seem to be governed by their sexuality.  Why, why, why do intelligent, well-meaning male politicans time and time and time again ruin their careers, leave themselves open to blackmail and make themselves into jokes, not only destorying their own good work, but that of others as well?  Why can’t they keep their pants zipped up?


Author: IslandMomma

Exploring island life and the freedoms of Third Age: Challenging myself every day: writing, traveling, snapping pix, running & teaching ESL

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