Monday, June 13, 2005

Chile will probably have a woman president; U.S. too backward to elect one

Michelle Bachelet is a socialist, a doctor, and a single mother of three. She is also probably going to be the next president of Chile. Only 4% of Chile's senators are women (while a whopping 14% of U.S. senators are women), and the concept of divorce was introduced in Chile only last year.

So Chile, a nation known for its social conservatism can promote, and possibly elect, a woman for president, but the United States cannot. Ah, you say, but what about Hillary? What about her? One of the reasons conservatives hate her is that she is a woman who--at times--has refused to stay in her "role." And Democrats, most of whom wouldn't know the courage of conviction if it bit them on their lazy asses, are fond of saying we "can't" nominate Sen. Clinton because she is "polarizing." And we can't nominate any woman because the country "isn't ready."

"Liberals" need to be honest and admit that they're not ready.


One of the biggest reasons a woman will never be president of the US is because it would be a colossal disaster and a massive failure.

Chile? Are you serious? That's like saying the kid flipping burgers to pay for car insurance is ready to be a gourmand at Spago’s.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:22 PM  

There is always a segment of the population that "isnt' ready" for progressive change. People weren't ready for de-segregation of schools, people weren't ready for women to enter the work force, people weren't ready for the idea that blacks are equal to whites/women are equal to men, etc.... the list is endless.

What a rubbish society we would have if we waited for permission from the people who "weren't ready" for social change.

By Blogger Sour Duck, at 8:03 PM  

Sorry, I mean to also say: Great post. :)

By Blogger Sour Duck, at 8:14 PM  

But we kind of do wait for permission, maybe not from everyone, but we test the waters until our skin is wrinkled. That's what's alarming.

By Blogger Diane, at 8:52 PM  

Oh, and thanks!

By Blogger Diane, at 8:52 PM  

Yeah, I think we worry too much about what crazy people think. I don't know if I'd vote for Hillary in a primary, but I'd vote for her against Cheney. Or Frist. Or pretty much any Republican I can think of except Lincoln.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:11 AM  

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