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Thursday, January 04, 2007
Two Steps Forward, a Huge Leap Backward
So, Nancy Pelosi rises to the third most powerful position in the US Government , and makes history by being the first woman to do so, and what does our own Baltimore Sun run on the front page of their online addition?

An entire article on her FASHION SENSE!

Dear Lord, have we not gotten past this YET? Newt Gingrich's wardrobe was never an issue, why should hers be?
At the Women's Tea yesterday, Pelosi wore her signature multi-colored, South Sea Tahitian pearls, with a gray suit and black shirt, adding instant life to the traditional outfit. Those pearls, according to a Los Angeles Times article, garnered so much attention after Pelosi first appeared in them on television, dozens of women called a pearl wholesaler demanding necklaces just like it for themselves. Indeed, she seems to have already started a bit of a fashion trend: Many of the invitees at the tea - young and old - wore similar strands of large baubles.
Tea Parties? When was this written? 2006 or 1906?

To borrow a phrase: I have a dream that all women will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their suit but by the content of their character.
posted by Broadsheet @ 4:16 PM  
5 Editorial Opinions:
  • At January 05, 2007, Blogger Hoodlum said…

    Sad to say, but society has yet to adjust to the women's escape from their natural habitat- the kitchen. Give it time, we'll get use to it.

    But in the meantime, fetch me my beer ;).

     
  • At January 05, 2007, Blogger AnonymousCoworker said…

    Women have two simple jobs in our society. Make babies, and make sandwiches. When women like Pelosi disrupt that system, the only recourse is to talk about something women will understand. The approved topics are clothing, shoes, and chocolate.

    It's so depressing.

     
  • At January 05, 2007, Blogger eebmore said…

    I think it is important to acknowledge that Pelosi was ATTENDING A TEA PARTY. I’m not entirely convinced that reporting trivially on such a triviality is the fault of journalists... at least anymore than reporting on a male politicians poor golf play, if the golf match was a public event. Let’s face it, attending a tea party is a very Rachel Ray thing to do. I’m more than willing to take Pelosi seriously, especially since she obviously has balls of steel; but if she is going to PUBLICLY attend tea parties, or tupperware parties, or host sleep overs where she and her friends bake brownies, gossip, do up one another’s hair, or freeze the panties of the first girl that goes to sleep... I’m glad the press is covering these matters in a manner which is appropriate to the event.

    Of course, this perhaps should not have been on the front page of the Sun. But, as we all know, the Baltimore Sun sucks hogs ass.

    ACW, stop being such a girl.

     
  • At January 05, 2007, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    It's a good thing I know you guys are just slinging sarcasm. And yes, eebmore, the Sun does in fact kiss pig butt.

     
  • At January 05, 2007, Blogger eebmore said…

    yeah, that's what you get when you let a woman be editor in chief. ;-)

     
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