For a writer itâ€™s all about having a voice; most of us write because we want to engage in the collective dialog, especially those of us who write columns and commentary. Today, the people with whom I can have a conversation just increased exponentially: My first opinion piece has been published on The Daily Caller.
â€œThe DCâ€ as itâ€™s known, was founded by Tucker Carlson, a 20-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and a partner who worked in the Bush White House. Its website states that â€œThe Daily Caller is a 24-hour news site providing original reporting from an experienced team of professional reporters, thought-provoking commentary and breaking newsâ€â€¦along with a blog and various regular features.
My slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the current class of 2010 women in politics, â€œThe woman effectâ€¦from Kagan to Palinâ€, is also meant to make a point: Weâ€™ve waited a long time and paid a lot of dues to get to where we are today.
There are good examples of how far weâ€™ve come baby on both ends of the spectrum. Politics aside, it looks like weâ€™re going to get a historic third woman on the Supreme Court. Personally, I wish Elena Kagan had more of a track record. The release of the papers and emails from her years with Clinton have shown her to be a very savvy â€œoperativeâ€. But letâ€™s face it, we know sheâ€™s a liberal replacing another liberal, so hopefully, no harm, no foul.
Nikki Haleyâ€™s win last night in the face of one of the worse smear campaigns Iâ€™ve ever seen, was worth the wait. She has conducted herself with class and dignity. Maybe sheâ€™s a great actress, but in the face of no hard evidence of the infidelity charges against her, I choose to believe sheâ€™s who she says she is. I heard Haley speak this morning on Morning Joeâ€¦one of my favorite shows, and she was impressive. Very intelligent, thoughtful, and smooth. Letâ€™s hope thereâ€™s a lot of substance behind that attractive exterior package.
As I said in The DC op-edâ€¦
Here we are, almost four decades after the start of the modern womenâ€™s movement, finally having a political impact from coast to coast and across the political spectrum. What weâ€™ve always wanted is coming to pass: Women of all political persuasions are duking it out in the public arena, taking on each otherâ€¦and the boys. Theyâ€™re paying their dues, spending their own fortunes, and setting their own agendas.
I love the smell of estrogen in the morning.