Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on HuffPost - Urgent Call to Action: GOP House Pushing Anti-Woman Agenda
The failed challenger to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now onto the next thing: giving makeup tips. You can't make this up if you tried. (h/t JM)
Senate women's 'civility' pact
It’s something you almost never see in Senate politics: one female senator attacking another, even when they’re on opposite sides of an issue.NYT editorial supporting the bad ass claim brought by Efrosini Katanakis, a New York woman who was discriminated against in hiring for a job......painting NY bridges and towers. Yes. She's that bad ass.
Among the 17 female senators, it amounts to an informal nonaggression pact. In the male-dominated, tradition-bound Senate chamber, their desire to recapture a long lost sense of civility trumps the constant pressure to score partisan points. It’s a bond forged by their common experience as women in the highest level of American politics, reinforced during a regular dinner meeting led by the longest-serving female senator, Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.).
Mikulski set the rules for the dinner group when she launched it years ago: no staff, no memos, no leaks and no men.
I can't wait to dig into Tina Fey's column on work/life balance in this week's New Yorker: Confessions of a Juggler.
I thought we had a great system for training female candidates through Emerge, but I obviously failed to consider the power of Hooters (yes, Hooters) as a women candidates pipeline. (another great find by JM)
Rick Santorum hits below the belt at Sarah Palin on missing CPAC: "Santorum — the father of seven children — also said that Palin has 'other responsibilities,' such as raising her children, that he doesn’t." (h/t BB)