Women Put Obama In Office: Will His Appointments Reflect This?

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Women’s votes made all the difference, and Obama could not have won without us. See also, see also.

Unfortunately, the majority of women also voted in favor of Proposition 8 in California, although in somewhat smaller numbers than men. We don’t get everything right. I hope we were correct about Obama. Here are a few preliminary concerns I have:

1. His choice of Rahm Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff. Veronica expressed hope back in June that he would not become Obama’s replacement in the Senate. Unfortunately, he will become Obama’s Chief of Staff.

2. The possibility that Larry Summers will become Secretary of the Treasury. Even some of the Supposedly Liberal Doods are having trouble with this one.

3. Joe the Biden. Though as long as Obama stays safe and healthy, he will do less damage as Vice President than he did in the Senate. See also, see also.

–Ann Bartow

ETA: Only about 1 in 5 of the potential appointees named here are women.

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0 Responses to Women Put Obama In Office: Will His Appointments Reflect This?

  1. Jane says:

    I wrote a very fact-intensive article about Larry Summers. He is a misogynist who needs to be shut out of this administration. I found the original transcript of what he said too.
    http://tinyurl.com/6627vf

    Obama needs to step up and have gender equity. My prediction is that he won’t.