Wow, already there’s buzz that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should run in the Democratic primary, to replace President Barack Obama. Isn’t it a bit soon? (The first state primaries don’t start until January 2012!) I know, she ruled it out in 2010. But the times, they keep on a’changin’.
The article in Salon is, at least, a barn-burner:
Madam Secretary, if you are reading this — the president is a good man who happened to be very unlucky in office. He inherited problems of almost unprecedented severity. But this is no time for sentiment to cloud your judgment. You need to do what’s right.
If not now, when? If not you, who? The nation cries out for leadership. Run, Hillary, Run!
OR: you never can tell.
I had met John about a year ago, and I remember chatting with him. A nice young man a bit dazed by the birth of his twin girls. Nearly a year later I saw him, and now his wife and the two girls, one dressed in a blue dress and one in green. So after we said how glad we were to meet up again, he said to me, “you did say the love of pink was learned.”
I really don’t go around lecturing people on pink, but I imagine that when I learned he had new twin girls, I said something about how the world of pink was optional. Much to my total surprise and delight, he seemed to remember and even acted on what I said!
“It’s just like planning a dinner party”.
When computers were first introduced, they were thought of as something for women (the secretaries and phone operators) to work with. So folks spent time generating hypotheses about why women would be so naturally well suited to them. More here.