Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Lipstick LobbyList 2.10.2011

Happy early Valentine's Day from the GOP.  I know I'm not supposed to love these cards as much as I do, but they get me every year.  If we can't laugh at ourselves, then what's the point of being in this business?

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.

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.
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.

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)

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