This is a proud and historic day for our country, and a wonderful day for women across this country, regardless of political stripes (at least it should be). Without getting into at all how excited I am that the voters across this country forcefully ripped the House out of the ultra-conservative stranglehold of the Republicans, I want to say that I truly am excited to see a strong woman in such a high place of power in this country. Even while we slip back in other ways, losing civil rights, destroying carefully constructed international relationships, it is so good to see us progress in this area of women's rights, and what better place than the ultimate 'Boys' Club,' the House of Representatives?
Girls, wives, mothers--there is nothing you can't do. Single women: if you want to be a wife and work at home (and we all know that the successful management of a home is a real job), wonderful! Do it, pursue it, go for it, and give it your all! But if you want something else, like to become an astronaut or doctor or the President of the United States, go for that, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't.
I must pause for a moment and remember George Bank's comment in Father of the Bride II:
"Why must I always be the only feminist in this family?"
Nancy Pelosi will be our representative if we wind up living in the city in San Francisco, and when that happens, we will breath a sigh of relief that our representative actually represents us. Because not all the election news is good this morning: Bush Lite won another term in Texas, which means his dirty-coal burning plants will be built, and countless other Texas 'Yes' men and women mindlessly won re-election to their federal positions. The environment would be crying, but for the Democrats winning the House.
And the last guilty pleasure post for the next two years: Rick Santorum, that lying piece of crap, got it handed to him, losing his Senate job, as well he should have. I haven't been this happy about an election result since Barack Obama won his senate seat.
Adios, Dick. Please, let the door smash you on the way out.