Skip to comments.Desperate Congresswomen of Hysteria Lane (Ann Coulter)
Posted on 11/15/2006 3:09:01 PM PST by pogo101
In the past week, there are 476 documents on Nexis heralding the magnificent achievement of Nancy Pelosi becoming the FIRST WOMAN speaker of the House.
I thought we had moved beyond such multicultural milestones.
The media yawned when Condoleezza Rice became the first black female secretary of state (and when Lincoln Chaffee became the first developmentally disabled senator).
There were only 77 documents noting that Rice was the first black woman to be the secretary of state, and half of them were issues of Jet, Essence, Ebony or Black Entrepreneur magazine.
A New York Times profile of Rice at the time waited until the last sentence to note in passing that Rice was "only the second woman, and the first black woman, to hold the job." (In a separate column by me, it was noted that Rice was the "first competent woman" to hold the job.)
Not everyone ignored Secretary Rice's achievement. Gore's campaign manager, Donna Brazile the last black person to hold a prominent role in any Democratic presidential campaign told Newsweek that when she watched President Bush nominate Rice, "I had chills up and down my spine." Brazile said: "I never thought in my lifetime I'd see an African-American woman being nominated as secretary of state. George Bush made that happen."
On MSNBC's "Hardball," even Al Sharpton said of Rice's appointment, "I don't think you can sneeze at the fact that she has made a tremendous achievement as the first black woman in history to be a State Department head."
Rice was not the first black secretary of state because Bush had already made Colin Powell the first black secretary of state. That was back during Bush's first term, when Rice was the first female national security adviser.
Bush also named Alberto Gonzales the first Hispanic attorney general. He made an Arab-American, Spencer Abraham, secretary of energy; a Cuban-American, Carlos Gutierrez, secretary of commerce; an Asian-American, Elaine Chao, secretary of labor; and a retarded-American, Norman Mineta, secretary of transportation. It was as if Mariah Carey and Tiger Woods had children and they all joined the Bush Cabinet.
The whole place has been lousy with women since the first Bush term, including Gale Ann Norton, secretary of the interior, Ann Veneman, secretary of agriculture, and Margaret Spellings, secretary of education. For a while there, it looked as if Bush might become the first president whose entire Cabinet's menstrual cycles were synchronized.
In a rare article taking note of Bush's "Benetton-ad presidency," Time magazine's Joe Klein said of Bush's second-term appointments: "It took Bush a month before he named a standard-issue white male."
By contrast, John Kerry hired only white males for top positions in his presidential campaign, a fact so embarrassing that even the media eventually took notice. In Kerry's defense, almost all of his and Teresa's domestic servants appear to have been people of color, although we still don't have a final head count on the place in Aspen.
But when Nancy Pelosi another Democrat who married a multimillionaire achieves the minor distinction of becoming the first female speaker of the House, The New York Times acts like she's invented cold fusion.
There were two major articles breathlessly reporting Pelosi's magnificent achievement as first female speaker and an op-ed by Bob Herbert, titled "Ms. Speaker and Other Trends." Beatifying Pelosi as "the most powerful woman ever to sit in Congress," Herbert began: "Sometimes you can actually feel the winds of history blowing." There was a major Times profile of Pelosi, gushing that Pelosi was "on the brink of becoming the first female speaker." (Isn't she just the most independent little gal?)
So in addition to bringing back a cut-and-run national security strategy, tax-and-spend domestic policy and a no-enforcement immigration policy, the new Democratic Congress is apparently ushering in a return to feminist milestones.
I warned you people about what might happen if "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" ever caught on, and now you've got no one but yourselves to blame. Happy now?
Annie...get your guns.
Heh, heh, heh.
She's also the first botox-American to be Speaker.
"She's also the first botox-American to be Speaker."
Now *that's* hilarious.....
Is she saying the press is just a tad biased? LOL
LOL, now that was NOT NICE Rc!
I don't even want to think about how she got those Mardi Gras beads, lol.
BelaPelosi & Hildabeast won't coexist peacefully.
You can't have 2 dictators for the same country.
That's my prediction.
Goodness, I forgot who's work I was reading & for a moment, I thought you were calling for pics of the subject.
Ann does it again. Its hard not to love that woman, unless of course you hate her, but then we know who you people are. Go Ann!
I laughed out loud while reading this.
You should have your computer forever infected with a virus.
Gee thanks, Rc, now my ears are bleeding...
will BE seeing...
This column is Reason No. 4,367 I love Ann Coulter.
Personally I would love to see Ann Coulter as Chairwoman of the RNC she lambast the idiot froom new Hampshire 7 days a week.
At least she has more spine then the entire RNC, and The Bush Boys!
MY EYES!!!!!!!!! AHGGGGGGGGGGGGG
It's going to be fun watching Coulter, Limbaugh and the rest absolutely roast the Pelosian Democrats. I'm sure they are happy from a professional standpoint that now they really get to let loose against the Pelosian nightmares.
Ann is spot-on here!! Great column (and great title).
In addition to the press swooning over Nancy Pelosi for having become the FIRST WOMAN (!) House Speaker, they have also accused Bush of sexism.
The MSM thinks Bush was being sexist when he said, "I shared with [Nancy Pelosi] the names of some Republican interior decorators who can help her pick out the new drapes in her new office."
How is that sexist? That's a compliment! Apparently anyone who doesn't think that all women are smelly, dirty pigs who don't clean is a sexist.
Maybe they think this because the feminists are the dirty, smelly pigs.
"It was as if Mariah Carey and Tiger Woods had children and they all joined the Bush Cabinet."
This gets an A for originality!
Ping to the weekly Coulter.
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What about mooses(moose?) eating cheese?
A moose once bit my sister.
I was reading an Ann Coulter book at the time.
Poster #25 has now been zotted.
I knew it was troll. By the date he signed up, it had to be a sleeper troll.
May you burn in eternal hell. Twice.
Let me know if you'd like to be added to the Ann Coulter ping list.
LOL....Damn you my beer just came through my nose, ouch. That was classic.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
Wow! I just snorted grape juice out my nose.
What a great article. Ann rocks!
Great! Thanks so much for sharing.
The libs will say that Condi Rice just parrots what the Bush Administration dictates and Nancy Pelosi gets to set policy herself. The difference is who is actually in charge.
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that was just MEAN!
Ann tells it like is, once again!
Thanks for the pingy!
That line cracked me up. ;)
Now I understand why you are called revolting Cat. ;>)
That just ISN'T RIGHT!!!