Going into today's huge slate of primaries and caucuses, three senators remain in the thick of the presidential race. But since this session of Congress started last month, only one - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) - has found the time to do any actual legislating.Just sayin .... jokes about Bushes and Clintons aside, it really just might take a woman to clean up the mess we're in.
While neither Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) nor Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a single bill so far in 2008, Clinton has managed to introduce four. One would revise the boundaries of the Martin Van Buren Historic Site in upstate New York; one would require the Environmental Protection Agency to create a new task force to study the effects of pollution on minority and low-income groups; a third would establish a program to evaluate the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS programs.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Women: Working twice as hard to get just as far?
Do you think that's a sexist statement? There seems to be some truth in it if we look at the records of the Senators on the presidential campaign trail. They're all basically holding down two jobs: campaigning for president and being a Senator. But only one seems able to do both jobs effectively. Surprise. It's the woman. From The Washington Post: