Carol Platt Liebau: Is This a Joke?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Is This a Joke?

Can these people be for real -- The White House Project has given some prize to Geena Davis for playing the first female president on television.

Remember back in 1992 when Dan Quayle criticized the show "Murphy Brown" for glamorizing unwed motherhood? Recall the groans from the elite sophisticates, who asked condescendingly, "Doesn't he know it's just television?"

Talk about coming a long way, baby -- at least when the cause is right.

Groups like The White House Project are inherently unserious. The WHP is supposed to be an organization that promotes the election of the first female president. And any rational person should be able to support a woman for president -- as long as it's the right woman. The franchise was supposed to be an exercise in self-government, not in feel good gender affirmative action.

Surely even The White House Project people know this. Certainly, the usual suspects among women's groups don't let their gender agenda get in the way of their voting -- as Lynn Martin and Susan Engeleiter (strong female Senate Republican candidates who lost "women's groups" endorsements to their male opponents) can attest.


Blogger eLarson said...

Failure lauded once more by the Left.

The award was presented by The White House Project, a non-profit organization which works to promote women's voting, political participation and leadership, with a goal of putting a woman in the White House.
Of course they're a nonprofit! Who's going to be able to profit from a thing like that?

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