UPDATE: More good open mic stuff from Governor Ed Rendell. Refreshing to say the least.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opened Britain’s Parliament Wednesday. She arrived in no less than a horse-drawn carriage and wore a crown bedorned with nearly 3,000 diamonds! I say, she brings elegance and a civilizing, sobering influence to every occasion that requires the Rule of Law and civilized propriety. Thank heavens our world and England still has her to counterbalance our world of increasing poor taste. Long live the Queen!
Source, WSJ photog.
Meanwhile, the ever inelegant politically correct Nazi-like feminist Campbell Brown corrects and scolds Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell for his scandalous political incorrectness in saying what he thinks about Arizona Govenor Janet Napolitano's recent appointment by Mr. Obama as head of Homeland Security. How dare he opine that she has no life outside of her work and therefore would be a good choice? How dare he call it like he sees it?
Brown, as always, wants to insert her myth that women can have it all, all the time and seeks to expunge from all public dialogue any hint of a gendered world. Brown wants so badly for it to be true that there are no differences between roles men and women play in the world at certain times in their lives. No matter how Brown spins and scolds, Rendell has a very good point which is well-taken.
I beg to differ with this CNN drill sargeant and say Right on Ed! Let's call a spade a spade: There's no question that Janet will be more hard working because she doesn't have children and a husband at home making demands on her time. It's also been true of Secretary of State Condolezza Rice. And Hillary Clinton who has raised her daughter and has a husband that will be making demands on others in her many absences. All these women can indeed work 20 hours a day/365 days a year with impunity. There's an old saying that you can have 2 out of 3 of the above---husband, children work, but you can not have all three at once. We have to choose our priorities and can not have it all, all the time, no matter what Brown says and demands that we say.
Napolitano may not have much of a personal life, so she can pour herself into her job at HS and no doubt will do it well. I like it that she's a career woman with lots of time to work. Cause she and we are going to need it. More than we can possibly know.
One more thing. Brown's ideal world of political correctness where all sexism is neutered is a monumental bore. But Brown and post-feminist Nazis desire that people, especially men, not say what they really think. God help us that poor Larry Summers at Harvard said what he really thought, that most women don't have the same aptitudes as men for studying math and science back a few years ago. Remember? He was speaking his opinion and then backed down, got beat up by the likes of Brown and company and had to resign. Ed, don't let Hag Brown intimidate you. And thanks for saying what you think and hopefully really meaning it.
Campbell dear, it's not the danger of an open microphone that worries me. It's the greater danger of your kind of ridiculous attempts to make the world sexless, genderless and opinionless except for what you think is right. It's never going to happen. There are always going to be free thinkers and free speakers to make our lives more interesting and challenging, no matter what you demand from your public spankings. Ed, don't give in to her faux rebukes. Say more on that open mic! Makes life much more fun.