10.28.2005

Harriet and Hillary: What Do Women Really Want?

Ever read books, watch a documentary or a talk show about what men want (aside from physical urges) in life? There are a few good books. But, by and large, there's not much of a market for that type of material. Wanna know why? Because they are fairly easy creatures to figure out.

Women, on the other hand, have a slightly different reputation. There are plenty of books, talk shows, magazines, documentaries, investigative reports, songs and movies about the topic.

What I find interesting of late is the fascination with what women want in the political arena. Do women want a female justice to replace O'Connor? Do women want a woman president? Do women care more about gender than values? Do they care more about economics than morals?

What Do Women Really Want is the title of the latest book by Democrat Celinda Lake and Republican Kellyanne Conway. And, the above questions are just a few of the ones they ask real women about. Among the many insightful conclusions they reached, they report the following:

As for Hillary as president and Harriet on the Supreme Court, there is no consensus. Women want a female president -- if she's qualified. They want women on the Supreme Court -- if they are top-notch. They want to know more about both women.

I hate to break it to you, but women do not simply want a woman in office. They want a good one. If you ask this woman, she wants a woman who can do the job as well as if not better than her competitor and be a person of character and integrity. The same standard I would ask of any man.

Character matters. People matter. Values matter. I, for one, would much rather see a supreme court justice or a president who is a man of character, one who can compete with the best of them and one who has both the courage and the conviction to do the right thing, personally and professionally than a woman who is anything less.

At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter which restroom you visit on your break. It is, instead, about matters of the heart and mind. May the best person win!


Not as complicated as you thought, was it?


4 Comments:

At 10/28/2005 08:02:00 AM, Blogger Dakotaranger said...

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At 10/28/2005 08:05:00 AM, Blogger Dakotaranger said...

All I am is praying for someone who will protect the Constitution above all. Granted I would be exstatic if Janis Rodgers-Brown got the nod. I'm just tired of running from a fight with the democrats

 
At 10/28/2005 08:14:00 AM, Blogger Lores Rizkalla said...

"All I am praying is for someone who will protect the Constitution."

AMEN, dakotaranger!

 
At 10/29/2005 12:30:00 AM, Blogger Cabe said...

I hope Bush picks a "top notch" female Judge....

That being said...

I hope she's cute.

Lol.

 

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