So Angela Merkel, expected to step down as party leader for turning a comfortable lead in the polls into a near-miss at election time, will now be Germany’s new Chancellor. And Schroeder’s party will get 8 of 14 ministries in the new government in exchange (the important ones of finance, foreign affairs, labor and justice, while Mrs. Merkel gets economy, defense, interior, agriculture, education and family).
This lady obviously has a lot of steel in her, and before you think it’s a sexist comment, you could say that of a guy, too. Many counted Angie out after the election — in fact, Schroeder insisted on staying on in the job of Chancellor — but she has prevailed.
Quiet determination, they call it.
Which is something you can say about our Hillary, too. In fact, this all augurs well for Hillary’s run for president, along with the new TV series starring Geena Davis as our first woman president. This series, if it’s a continuing success, will basically operate as one huge long ad for Hillary. Priceless. It will get the red states used to the idea of a woman as president.
So, after 2008, the two most powerful Western nations might be headed by women. We will then be living in a Major Chick World, and that, my friends, will change the world more than you can imagine. Watch sexist attitudes in Arab and African countries get a real kick in their stinky macho butts, and women there feel inspired to take over, too.
I for one can’t live to see that day.
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