Washington Women

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison once told me that she would be glad when the day came that being a woman in politics wasn’t even an issue.

It looks like we’re getting ever closer to that with John McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for his Vice Presidential candidate.   

I talked with Representative Kay Granger of Ft Worth this morning and she was very enthusiastic about Palin.  Granger said Palin “knows no fear…is sort of a superwoman who came back to work 3 days after her baby was born this spring…a real get it done kind of person”.  Granger also told me this was the best kept secret she’s seen in Washington.

It’s no secret that Granger may well run for Senator Hutchison’s seat if the Senator runs for Governor.  So it’s not just at the national level — Texas could soon have even more powerful women in it’s leadership.

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1 Response to “Washington Women”


  1. 1 Mike September 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I do not understand your post. I would love it if more women had the individual confidence Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has. She told you, “she would be glad when the day came that being a woman in politics wasn’t even an issue.” I think I share the same feelings as the Senator. Am I understanding her statement? Is she not saying, “Who cares if it is a man or a woman in office, just as long as they can lead?!?” Women have aquired leadership positions, they do it everyday. Why the need to highlight and make news of it? When you say, “Texas could soon have even more powerful women in it’s leadership,” you are doing exactly what the Senator was wishing against… Making an issue of women in politics. Jane, I love ya, but please stop rallying for women, and try rallying for true leaders, regardless of sex.


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