Thursday, March 23, 2006

Madam President not Madman President

It is absolutely time for a female president. I’m not talking about Hillary. I’m talking about women in general.

Men say that women get too bitchy every 28 days or so. Well, that’s true, but at least we are predictable with it. Men fly off the handle anytime they feel like it and usually for no reason.

Women seldom put pride ahead of common sense. You won’t find a woman driving her war wagon into Iraq instead of Iran. We know how to stop and ask for directions when we lose our way.

Women tend to be more peace loving than men. You hardly ever hear about a woman going into a bar, getting drunk, getting into a fight and shooting someone. It’s just not our style. When we go into a bar, get drunk and get into a fight, we will fly into a blue’s rampage of words, but we don’t shoot people, at least not as often as men.

Women tend to have an instinct about who we can trust and who we can’t. If we should have an affair it wouldn’t be with a man whose best friend records all their phone calls and keeps the tapes.

Women are conversational. We would rather talk out our differences. Yeah, it may take a great deal of talking, but if we talk long enough our enemy will finally just surrender. Significant others will probably attest to that.

Yes, women are concerned about their looks but there are a lot of vain men out there too. If we had a woman president and for whatever reason she needed to be awaken in the middle of the night to deal with a national emergency, she would grab her comb and mascara on the fly. She wouldn’t stop and apply foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara and lipstick, because she would have her priorities straight.

And finally, yes women do become emotional and sometimes cry. They show their feelings. I’m not sure, considering the circumstances of our country right now, that’s such a bad thing.

It’s time for a female president here in the US. It’s time to add a woman’s touch. For too long we’ve experienced the negative results of a clinched male fist. We’ve seen what aggressive males have accomplished. Now let’s see what an aggressive woman can do. I’m pretty sure a female could do at least as well as the men have done and hopefully a little bit better.

39 Comments:

Blogger Granny said...

I don't know if you remember when Pat Schroeder cried as she withdrew from the Presidential race in 1987.

They slammed her for weeping.

I can't remember now if she said it or someone else said it about her but roughly the comment was she'd be far more alarmed by a President who didn't cry.

We seem to have one now.

Thanks for your comment on isamericaburning

Ann (aka granny)

March 23, 2006 6:14 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Mornin' PoP.

Your points are well taken. When I hear folks dismiss the idea that a woman could or should be president, I ask "How much worse could a woman screw up the country than the idiot in the White House now has done?" Anyone in particular in mind?

By the way, Bush said he wanted to go weep with the families of the soldiers who came to the Wheeling speech yesterday, and he certainly whines about negative press coverage in Iraq. Guess that's just his feminine side.

March 23, 2006 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Lily @consider the boot said...

I agree with Granny- its the person who cannot grieve that concerns me. Which is what we have.

A culture of indifference and the poster boy is at the top.

March 23, 2006 6:32 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

For some reason this morning, no matter which blogger site I go to, the same verification word comes up when I want to leave a comment. I type in the word given but the sites won't accept it. So I have removed the verifier from my comments so I may comment back to you guys. If you have a site with the verification word, I won't be able to talk to you until I figure out what's wrong.
Not exactly the way I like to begin the day :(

March 23, 2006 6:57 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

PoP,
Isn't it a shame how so many other countries have had female presidents and we just can't seem to pull the trigger. Yep....it's time to get rid of the "ol boys club".
But I doubt we're ready to elect a woman yet unless she acts like a man. (I'd say Hillary is doing a good impersonation.)

March 23, 2006 7:05 AM  
Blogger An Angry Old Broad said...

Yeah but Patricia,this country isn't yet collectively mature enough to vote in a woman for President.Unfortunately spoiled,pampered,rich,white guys have been running things for a LONG time now,and their stupid ideas about women have been absorbed for centuries.That's a tough thing to undo.

We need to grow up some more.I think the smart way to go about this is to throw alot of support towards progressive female candidates in State and local elections,along with sending more women into the House,and especially the Senate.Getting more female voices heard and more women seen in politics will pave the way for acceptance here I think.

In 2008,the Dems can't run a female for President if they hope to win IMO because of how sexist this country is.And it is,and we should be addressing it,but you can't have the discussion very often without it becoming nasty.It's a very uncomfortable topic,the wounds and fears run deep.

I don't know how you get through to that stubborn male mindset(which not all men have,but those in power quite often do, guys,sorry,it's true)and get men to understand having women share power with them is actually beneficial to them,not just to the women.And it is,really.It's sad to me sometimes that men quite often don't understand this.If they can,it really is a burden lifted off of them.It's alot less stressful to work with someone than to try to constantly overpower them,it's the best route that will most likely give you the best results.(my only exception to this rule are vile hatemongers,people who love their ruthless streak.You can't work with them,you have to work to take away their power since they obviously can't handle it)

I wish I would see a coalition of well known progressive men of integrity and principle start reaching out to women.Not just asking our opinions,but actually listening,taking them seriously,and offering us some jobs to work towards some shared goals.It would be a lovely thing,and I for one would be willing to work like crazy for any group like that.We're long overdue for more men to be standing up on this.Many are,but not enough.I don't think we can progress as a country until more men begin challenging the old stereotypes and working with us.It's going to take lots longer to get our shit together as a country if men and women can't work together towards what's best for all of us.

March 23, 2006 7:11 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

I think that a woman President may be exactly what the country needs, because she would be less inclined to listen to the reptilian brain in each of us. With a firm grasp on that aggressive, territorial and acquisitive streak, an Administration headed by a woman may finally enable us to break free of the imperial stupidity we've launched ourselves into.

March 23, 2006 7:17 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

It is time for a woman president, or a minority, or a Jew. However, I will not support Hillary Clinton, never, no how, notta. I'll vote Green, or libertarian befor ei vote for here. She is manipulative, capitulating, insincere, phoney, fake. I could go on. My problem is with her, not her gender. She needs to make it know NOW that she isnt running, that way money can get channeled to people that can and will get elected.

March 23, 2006 7:22 AM  
Blogger Donviti said...

I nominate my wife. If she can handle me she can run the country.

March 23, 2006 7:57 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

I'm in! She's got my vote, unless it's Condi!

March 23, 2006 9:10 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Pissed Off Patricia for President!

March 23, 2006 9:17 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

It's past time! Eleanor Roosevelt should have been the first woman president.

March 23, 2006 9:36 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

I've had real problems with Blogger lately, does that mean it's run by a man? My sidebar dissapears in Explorer and my pictures totally disappeared for about half a day.

I'm all for a female president at some point in my lifetime. I do have this one warning though, when matriarchy was more popular (Goddess centered religions etc.) it seems that ritual human sacrifice was also a bit more the norm, but we currently have real human sacrifice with no ritual purpose. (just ask Helen Thomas). so I'd even settle for throwing a few young people into a volcano for the sake of the harvest vs. getting them blown up based on some lie about WMDs.
just to be clear,
I'm male.

March 23, 2006 9:45 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Seems I'm not the only one stuck in "SMENITA" hell. That's the verification word that keeps coming up no matter where I go. Others at Blogger are complaining about the same thing with the same word. I googled smenita and discovered this same thing happened to bloggers back in Dec. and it was the same word. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

March 23, 2006 10:02 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Just discovered I can now use IE and get to comment. Sure just as I have to get chores done. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day on blogger for me.

March 23, 2006 10:20 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

Women of the world, run for office! Or support a oman who is running for office. We need women in Congress too.

March 23, 2006 11:12 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Excellent post. I, too, have verbally badgered enemies to their knees.

Past time.

March 23, 2006 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Knox Rover said...

Men say that women get too bitchy every 28 days or so.

Which is caused by cramps and bloating. What's their excuse for being bitchy?

March 23, 2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger glenda said...

I had that SMENITA problem when I was using Safari, but when I switched over to Firefox, it went away. Not sure what you are using, but I'm wondering if it could be a problem that is more symptomatic on certain browsers.

March 23, 2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

Does this mean we're supposed to vote for Jean Schmidt for Congress and Katherine Harris for senate in Florida?

March 23, 2006 4:04 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Yeah, George he's like PMS 24/7.

March 23, 2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Well chancelucky, just like with men, there are putrid women. No don't vote for those women. Duh! LOL, just yanking your cat chain. :) I know you are teasing me and Murphy. It's just the cat in you wanting the little Dalmatian puppies to be taken prisoner.

March 23, 2006 5:11 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Two things my Pissed Off, but delightful Patricia.

1. I had to remove adware to get off the f***ing smemita bit. I use SpySweeper and AdAware (both free).

2. Yes! I don't think just any woman will do however - Condoleeza Rice and Margaret Thatcher DON'T come to mind for example. But if you could elect a liberal thinking, compassionate, articulate and pragmatic woman into the oval office - well, the world will rejoice with you (most of us anyhow).

Someone like Oprah, but without the magazine and Dr. Phil...

March 23, 2006 5:43 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Oprah? The only woman to create a magazine so that she could be the only cover girl on the cover. Nah, not her either. And, Dr. Phil who admonished the ladies of Code Pink at the beginning of the war by saying they were abetting Saddam by being against the war, and he did it on his show. Dr. Phil sucks!

March 23, 2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

There is no guarantee that a woman leader would be any better than asshole fuckwit George W. and evil sack of shit Dickhead Cheney. Do you think Margaret Thatcher was a terrific leader? She was just like this lot. So was Indira Ghandi. And do you know anything about Queen Victoria? Think about Condi, Karen Hughes, Lynn Cheney - all evil fucking cunts.
Face it. We as a species are simply not going to evolve in time to save this planet.

March 23, 2006 6:21 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

We have two choices. One has failed, why not try the other one.

March 23, 2006 6:45 PM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Isabelita, were you ever in the Navy? I had no choice but to laugh out loud, real loud reading your comment, although I recognized the frustration, too.

There are good women out there as there are good men, too, to, perhaps, save us from the current insanity.

March 23, 2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

I wasn't aware Dr. Phil said that. Now I'm going to have to get a new family therapist. I wonder if Dr. James Dobson is taking any new patients?

March 23, 2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

I'm beyond words. A woman president? Seriously?!?

Ok, even I'll admit it's inevitable, but probably not until the Bush twins turn the minimum age of 35.

March 23, 2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

you're very persuasive and I tend to agree, but then I think of Margaret Thatcher and despair a little bit

March 23, 2006 7:59 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Mz Martini I have missed coming here ( sounded like you too were having Blogger battles?) This post rocked and hit the nail on the head and yes it is more than time for Women to come to the forefront...Liberia ? South America?Finland? hmm options...

March 23, 2006 11:10 PM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

yeah, when Pakistan has a women as president before you, you know there is something wrong

March 23, 2006 11:24 PM  
Blogger Worried said...

I think character - honesty, integrity, devotion to duty and responsibility, love of country and sincere consideration of the citizens and national wellbeing - is more important than gender.

March 24, 2006 1:32 AM  
Blogger Nash said...

ANY female native-born adult U.S. citizen age 35+, picked at random, would probably be a better president than GWB.
*****
According to this article, women candidates may give the Democrats control of Congress. (I hope the boys in the smoke-filled room are grateful.)
Women Congressional Candidates

March 24, 2006 2:50 AM  
Blogger Nash said...

Congratulations POP. Your blog is attacting a lot of commentors.

Good thread topics, presented with wit. (Or is that just sarcasm?)

March 24, 2006 2:53 AM  
Anonymous Michael Miller said...

We can and should move towards genuine equality in all areas, including gender in power. I'll vote for anyone that truely represents my values, and I would not hesitate to vote for such a person just because she was a black lesbian wiccan vegetarian woman.

However.

Right now in America, women cause less harm than men precisely because men have most of the power.

Power is an equal opportunity corrupter.

In general, expecting women in power to be inherently less evil than men is expecting something that history has already proven false. Marie Antionette, Bloody Mary, Erzsebet Bathory, Imelda Marcos, ... you can find plenty of examples of evil women in power.

On the other hand, if you run for pres, I'll vote for you.

March 24, 2006 3:08 AM  
Anonymous joe S. the "new" guy said...

Having the blessing of a wonderful spouse, three daughters and four Grand daughters, I don't have any problem with a woman for any political office, CEO position or any other job or activity they want to access.

Problem is, many men, (and ignorant women who learned in the Bible that they need to be subserviant), believe thet it is not a woman's place to try to achieve in any field they choose.

In traditional Native teachings of the Anishanabe people here in Wisconsin, women are held as equals and are the backbone of their society. They hold many of the highest positions of the Grand Medicine Society and facilitate many ceremonies including one for Mother Earth's lifeblood, water.

Native women, in earlier times, would make moccasins for warriors. And if they didn't want the warriors to fight, they simply made them no moccasins.

Give me a candidate, man or woman, that will give us back our freedom along with our dignity and respect in this world.

March 24, 2006 4:32 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

I don't think Marie Antoinette was particularly evil or powerful.

March 24, 2006 6:21 PM  
Blogger rustinonthevine said...

I HAVE CREATED A WEBSITE DEVOTED TO ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO CONSIDER A WOMAN FOR THE PRESIDENCY. THE URL IS WWW.VOTEWOMANFORPRESIDENT.COM
I HOPE YOU WILL LIKE IT

March 28, 2006 7:48 PM  

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