First, there are the Fabulous Seven Senators: Barbara Boxer (CA), Barbara Mikulski (MD), Patty Murray (WA), Mary Landrieu (LA), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Hillary Clinton (NY), and Maria Cantwell (WA), who have vowed that they will actually lay the smack down about abortion during the Roberts confirmation hearing. They'll actually ask the tough questions, and they'll make sure this guy discloses his views on abortion and Roe. Hooray for Senators with (metaphorical) balls!
(Also, they've set up a website where you, the voting public, can submit questions you'd like Roberts to be asked during the hearing.)
Given that tidbit of happy news, I had a strange compulsion to do some research on the women currently serving in Congress.
So, for your perusing pleasure.....
These are some women politicians that are all the more rockin' because they graduated from women's colleges.
In the Senate:
Hillary Rodham Clinton, NY-D, Wellesley College
Blanche Lincoln, AR-D, Randolph-Macon Women's College
Barbara Mikulski, MD-D, Mt. St. Agnes College (no longer in existence)
(And a high five to the states of Washington, Maine, and California for having two, therefore, only, female Senators.)
In the House:
Nita Lowey, NY-D, Mount Holyoke College
Nancy Pelosi, CA-D, Trinity University (DC) <--house minority leader
Barbara Lee, CA-D, Mills College
Jane Harman, CA-D, Smith College*
Rosa DeLauro, CT-D, Marymount College
Nancy Johnson, CT-D, Radcliffe College
Virginia Browne-Waite, FL-R, Russell Sage College
Katherine Harris, FL-R, Agnes Scott College
Betty McCollum, MN-D, College of St. Catherine
Allyson Schwartz, PA-D, Simmons College
Tammy Baldwin, WI-D, Smith College* <--and gay!
*These women are even more special because they, like me, are Smithies. :)
Shame on these states, for having NO women in either chamber:
And one of my new favourites politicians: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat in the House who's pro-gay rights, pro-choice, pro-gun control, and stole my heart when I read that whilst in the Florida Senate she fought to try to make language in the state more gender neutral. Oh yeah, and she shares my birthday (September 27).