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After being silent all through the primaries, endorsed the guy over the woman candidate, only noticed sexism when others brought it up, declared Palin was not a woman as she held different views, NOW is starting to notice that the misogynist candidate they betrayed their goals and constituency for is not all that

Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization of Women, told ABCNews.com that women nationwide had expected a more gender-balanced Cabinet.

Expected, huh? Like what in Obama’s campaign demeanor entitled thm to that?

“It’s true that even with the addition of Solis — who is excellent — there are still only three women who head departments and five women overall in the administration,” said Gandy. “That’s a lot of men.”

“All of the women who supported President-elect Obama and Vice President Joe Biden believe that they are supporters of women’s rights and had hoped for and expected some more tangible evidence of that in the Cabinet picks,” said Gandy.

Interestingly enough, Warren’s pick is only resented by the gay community, but Gandy and NOW still miss the bus on Warren’s anti choice, anti-women views. Once again, they let us unrepresented.

And then of course, we have all the men that find virtue in this

Ted Sorensen, a longtime supporter of Obama’s, said that he does not think the President-elect has any false hopes of appeasing everyone.

“Of course Obama is open to lots of different perspectives, but he doesn’t strike me as the kind of man who tries to please everyone,” said Sorensen.

Yeah, Ted. It’s all nice and good as long as you feel privileged. But just between you and I, you won’t be on his pleasing list either. Not even sure if there’s room there for the immediate family.

Update

If NOW ignored the effect of Warren on women, at least these people didn’t in their “draft of the invocation”

Bless the women, who have chosen to follow their ambitions into public life, but change the hearts, Lord, of Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis from independent lives of their own to submission to their husbands, if any, for I love the King James Version’s rendition of Ephesians 5:22 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands” and of course “Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ if God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3. These women have chosen to participate in the public life of the community. Enlighten them as to the requirement that women not speak in church, saving any questions they have about their common life to ask their husbands as they return home.

Just as TIME magazine stops pretending their are NOt Obama’s propaganda arm by putting a campaign poster on their cover the B0bot that created the poster is…disappointed

Tomorrow my illustration for Time Magazine’s  “Person of The Year” hits the newsstands. While I’m very honored to be validated by a periodical that is nothing short of an American institution, the moment is bittersweet because I’m very disappointed by Obama’s appointment of Rick Warren to deliver his invocation during Obama’s inaugural address. Rick Warren is against gay marriage and reproductive rights, and he does not believe in evolution (maybe he offers himself as proof of lack of evolution).

Maybe he should havepaid more attention when Obama was courting this guy 2-3 years ago? Or maybe this summer?

To be sure, this B0bot refuses to wake up completely

I still think Obama is the best choice for president, but I can’t condone Warren’s involvement in Obama’s inauguration, no matter how insignificant it is. While I’m on the subject of gay marriage, I will be donating a chunk of the proceeds from an inauguration poster of Obama I was asked to create to the movement to overturn Prop 8.  At first I was considering pulling my inauguration poster, but I think re-directing funds from it to put into a cause I care about is actually more constructive.

Yeah. That’s really constructive.

Just the day when Rick Warren was praising Obama on his “courage” to stand up to his base and Jon Favreau became object of jealousy

W finally issued the announced blow to Roe rule designated to

protect  health care providers who oppose abortion and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds.

Because one should not have to bomb abortion clinics unprotected.

The timing was perfect

The measures announced on Thursday, sometimes described collectively as the “conscience rule,” were issued just in time to take effect before the start of the new administration. They will go into effect 30 days after their publication in the Federal Register on Friday.

Because now

The Bush administration had signaled its intention to issue the measures, which are part of a flurry of regulations it is announcing before President-elect Barack Obama takes office. The new president will be able to undo the regulations, and is virtually certain to, given his previous comments on the issue. But undoing them will be a time-consuming process.

Recipients of funds from the Department of Health and Human Services are required to certify their compliance with the rule by October 2009.

So, let’s see who will be willing to consume their time.

W managed to leave the stinker behind while avoiding a red flag issue that would have brought out voters for McCain

I will not hold my breath for the Favreau administration to give a rats ass.

The incomparable Wayne Barett at Village Voice gives us some insight in the blue bloods and rich people coalition that is going to stick us with a brat even more unwilling to work for us than W:


It would be an oversimplification to say that Mike Bloomberg is the main man behind the Caroline Kennedy tsunami that’s hit in the last two days. There are others behind the wave of support, as well. Some, for example, say that Rahm Emanuel has such a need to fill senate seats he’s now calling David Paterson instead of Rod Blagojevich.

Interesting, as Rahm Emanuel ducks reporters these days and NY Times threatened Paterson that not picking the Princess will subject him to speculations of corruption. And Reid is mentioned as well.  As for Bloomberg?

Bloomberg’s 2009 campaign and Kennedy’s 2010 campaign will be run out of the same offices at Knickerbocker SKD, where consultant Josh Isay already helped orchestrate the term limits coup for clients Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and where he is now trying to help pull off his second coup in three months by securing the Clinton seat with a resume-reinvention for Ms. Kennedy..

Bloomberg wants Caroline’s name support for his forever mayorship

And we also get some glimpses of that resume reinvention:



The most tawdry part of the Bloomberg cheerleading, however, has been the exaggeration of the Kennedy resume. Aside from Caroline’s books–some of which have been collections of her mother’s favorite poems and other people’s essays–the only significant career accomplishment is the two months she worked part-time at Bloomberg’s Department of Education.

Two months, uh? It didn’t say this in the media blabber. And how much work did she do?


The former Klein aide who would only talk to the Voice anonymously said that he sat near Kennedy’s cubicle and that when she came in, she would “only stay a couple of hours or so.”


NY Post reveals she wasn’t too crazy about voting either.

And then comes credit for other people’s work:


Klein “credited her with bringing in a $51 million gift from Bill Gates’s foundation,” according to a Times piece yesterday, but a top former Klein aide told the Voice that the Gates grant “was totally put together” by Michele Cahill,..


The frequently-cited $65 million for the Academy,
is also hype.The Partnership for New York City raised $30 million of it from its own members, and hardly needed any heavy lifting from Kennedy to do so. When Caroline left, Kathy Wylde, the Partnership’s president, tried to depict Kennedy’s role delicately. “Her stature was absolutely critical”

As for the media? Writes Barett:


Kennedy has so far outdone Sarah Palin by enjoying media adulation virtually without talking to reporters.

Actually, Palin was crucified by the media and talked to plenty of reporters. But the comparison is welcome, seing that experience – or lack of it – was such a major issue with Governor Palin but is completely overlooked for Princess Caroline.

The best part is how she came to work for the awful Klein:

Klein, whose wife went to Radcliffe with Kennedy and was a bridesmaid at her wedding, recruited her at a social gathering in Martha’s Vineyard.

No wonder we are told that

The Senate could end up looking like an American House of Lords.

Joe Biden’s Senate seat may go to his son Beau. Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar, Obama’s pick for interior secretary, could end up being replaced by his brother, Rep. John Salazar.

And Obama’s own seat could go to the son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. – less likely now in light of developments in the Rod Blagojevich scandal – or to the daughter of Illinois’ current House speaker.











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