Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Just curious: Would Condi vs. Hillary be such a bad idea?

A Daley Show editorial by Pedro the Paperboy

Earlier this month Chile elected Michelle Bachelet, its first female president. Liberia recently elected Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first woman president. Japan is getting into the act with a bill this year to allow women to ascend the imperial throne for the first time in centuries. And the list can go on and on.

Meantime, what's happening in the world's lone superpower, the land of opportunity and equality for all? According to a study by the Chicago Network, a group for professional women, women aren't even represented in the corporate world. Only 15 of Chicago's 50 biggest companies have women among their top earners and only one area company has a woman as CEO.

"I'd like to think of us as a thriving industrial metropolis where there are lots of opportunities for women in corporate Chicago because there's a lot of talk in the corporate community about diversity and the business case for diversity," Laurel Bellows, a Chicago executive compensation lawyer, said in a Chicago Tribune article.

But "I do believe that women continue to be held to different standards of performance," she said.

And my point is? Hang on, I'll get to it as soon as I wake up my wife so she can make me a breakfast burrito. Can't really think about this stuff without my scrambled eggs and salsa, you know.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Would Condi vs. Hillary be such a bad idea

Condi's got the height advantage, but Hillary has the weight and without makeup, looks like a junk yard dog (the dog, not the WWF wrestler).

But after seeing those chicks wail on each other in that Clint Eastwood movie (what was that called? 'Foxy Boxing' or something...) I'd totally like to see this.

I'd have to say this one would go the distance.

Hillary in a split decision.

7:20 AM  
Blogger art attack said...

To follow up what anonymous just said, I think Hillary has been training for a long time, using bubba as a punching bag during his presidency so she is fit to fight, but Condi, damn she is one damn nasty wiley looking lady, so I think she would take it with a TKO in the 10th round.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you mean:
Just bi-curious: Hillary vs. Condi in the running of bulldykes

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Not the daughter said...

You know, this is exactly the reason why women aren't in power. The nastiness it brings out in men is unbelievable. You'd think this discussion was whether or not we should castrate rather than whether or not we should have a woman in the presidency!!
Dare I reveal my ID?? Obviously, I'm a woman!!!

8:50 AM  
Blogger ap said...

I agree with someone who is not my daughter. There's a difference between a little humor and mean comments. On the other hand, all those countries mentioned in the post are full of sexism too, but they manage to get women elected. Maybe it's the quality of politicians--not necessarily the gender--that turns people off.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting point ap. Future post?

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post art....Did you ever see the "Cops in Little Rock" skit on Saturday Night live? John Goodman was one of the cops...

Officer #1: 10-4. Right now, we got a domestic disturbance call. This is about the third call we've had this month at the same address. We gotta check 'em all out.

[ two officers approach the back door of Governor's Mansion ]

Officer #1: [ knocks on door ] Governor Clinton? We got some complaints about a domestic disturbance?

Bill Clinton: There's nothing wrong! Beat it!

Officer #1: You can open up the door now or not, sir, but we're coming in.

[ door is opened ]

Officer #1: [ sighs ] Alright, sir, you wanna tell us what happened here?

Bill Clinton: Nothing.

Officer #1: Nothing! It doesn't look like nothing to me! She beat you up pretty good, didn't she?

Bill Clinton: No one beat me up.

Officer #1: No one beat you up, huh? Hmm. Then, what happened, then?

Bill Clinton: [ hesitant ] Fell down.

Officer #1: You fell down? Well, that's not what it sounded like to the neighbors. They said they heard quite a brawl going on oer here!

Bill Clinton: I don't know.

Officer #1: You don't know? You don't know. Where's your wife, sir?

Bill Clinton: I don't know.

Officer #1: You don't know much, do you, sir?

Bill Clinton: I don't know..

[ Second Officer puts his ear against closet door ]

Officer #2: Bobby, it sounds like there's somebody in here..

Bill Clinton: [ defensive ] Nobody's in there! That's just a closet!

Officer #2: [ knocking on closet door ] Mrs. Clinton, could you come out here, please?

[ the sound of a pot hitting the floor ]

Officer #2: Mrs. Clinton, we know you're in there!

[ the closet door slowly opens, as a mussed Hillary Clinton teeters out, clutching a bottle of whiskey ]

Officer #1: Well, ma'am! you did quite a number on him, didn't you?

Hillary Clinton: I guess so.

Officer #1: You guess so? Huh! I guess so, too! You been drinking tonight, ma'am?

Hillary Clinton: A l'il bit.

Officer #1: Now, ma'am, when's this gonna stop? [ Hillary looks away ] Look at me! Look at me when I'm talking to you, don't look away! When's this gonna stop?

Hillary Clinton: I don't know.

Officer #1: You don't know? Well, I'll tell you something - this is the fifth or sixth time we've come down here this month, and we're getting a ltitle tired of it. [ turns to Bill ] Do you wanna press charges for assault?

Bill Clinton: Nah, that's okay..

Officer #1: Well, I can tell you, sir, you know.. unless you press charges, we can't do nothing about it. Now.. she's gonna keep on doing this. And, one of these days, sir, she's gonna kill you.

Bill Clinton: [ smirks ] But.. she loves me.

Officer #1: Well, she sure do got a funny way of showing it!

Bill Clinton: I guess.

Officer #1: You guess.

[ dissolve back to Officer #1 driving patrol car ]

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as being mean spirited towards women, don't get me wrong...I am not bashing Hillary and Condi becuase they are women....I am bashing them becuase they are politicians.

I have a lot of respect for women that contribute to society. I would never bash the likes of Paris Hilton, Jennifer Anniston, the Olsen twins, etc...I would only show them the utmost respect.

1:38 PM  
Blogger art attack said...

once again, I guess I have to follow up to what anonymous said. I saw this as a humorous post regarding several powerful women and I ran with it. I apologize to not the daughter for any disrespect that may have been perceived. I hope my own daughter will not have to put up with any nastiness when she grows up and becomes the ceo of some major corporation. So I do agree with you.

But at the same time, the snl skit... lol.

3:20 PM  
Blogger kevin said...

I hope my daughter (and yours, art attack) will at least have a better sense of humor than not the daughter. Jeez.

7:35 PM  
Blogger ap said...

I agree! Again. (At work, I have to be PC, but at home I get to be on my Mac, so anything goes.) What sucks about humor is that you can't do it well without offending someone. But whatever. I'm mostly curious who the anonymous is that posted that SNL script. Pretty damn funny.
P.S. Both of your daughters will have to grow up with a sense of humor to put up with their respective fathers. Sheesh.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous The MOM said...

"I do believe that women continue to be held to different standards of performance" and I resent that. It has nothing to do with my sense of humor. I grew up having this shoved in my face - I couldn't play baseball, football, etc. cuz I was a girl. Had a problem at work - couldn't work the night shift because women weren't allowed. That meant an 18 year old boy got my position, my pay raise,while I was trying to make ends meet with two children. I could go on and on, so I guess the humor in the situation left me about the same time I realized how much less I was making in a supposed equal position to another person - male, of course. So Kevin, when your daughter or Art's comes home fighting for her equality, remind her to keep her sense of humor, ok?? I am "not the daughter."

8:32 AM  
Blogger kevin said...

Mom - These inequalities between the genders do still exist in our society and it is unfortunate that you have had to compete on an uneven playing field. Whether or not one agrees with their individual politics, both Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice deserve credit for their career advancements in the male dominated arena that is the US government. Certainly, both of these successful women have been the subject of much undeserved criticism and satire due to the fact that they are women. Without a thick skin and a sense of humor, I doubt either of these women would have achieved the heights that they have. Although we are slowly moving towards a more level playing field, women will unfortunately continue to be faced with these obstacles. I can only hope to prepare my daughter to be a strong as Hilalry or Condi.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous The Mom said...

Thanks. I think my age is showing....

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! Who knew two beeatches with bad hair would stir up so much drama!?

(of course, i jest). props to kevin for redeeming himself.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous The Mom said...

I think anony"mouse" needs to do more to identify himself.

7:50 AM  

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